MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
“Unfair arrest” lawsuit by Mehmet Altan
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Mehmet Altan
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
04/06/2021
IMPUNITY CATEGORY
Impunity for Unfair Detention or Arrest
MEDIA
National Media

Arrested shortly after the coup attempt on June 15, 2016 and imprisoned for 656 days until June 2018 despite the ruling of right violation given by the Constitutional Court, journalist and academic Mehmet Altan filed a lawsuit into his “unfair arrest”; the trial began at the İstanbul 11th High Criminal Court. The court board gave Figen Albuga Çalıkuşu, the attorney of Altan, who was acquitted in November 2019, 10-day time to submit her evidence to the file as to the request for pecuniary damages (June 4).