MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Legal action about online threat against Fırat Topal
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Fırat Topal
CITY
Diyarbakır
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
04/06/2021
IMPUNITY CATEGORY
MEDIA
National Media

A legal action has been taken about the threat against Fırat Topal, the Diyarbakır reporter of daily Evrensel, who received a message of “Şewbaş hewal death will find you Jitem” and the video of Hacı Lokman Birlik from “jitemci.turkeyy” account. Via the attorneys of the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS), Topal appealed to the Diyarbakır Public Prosecutor’s Office and filed a criminal complaint on charges of “threatening by using the frightening power of existing or presumably existing criminal organizations” and “disturbing people’s peace and quietude” (June 4).