Arrested for abusing his 6-year-old child and released on probation afterwards, Refik Y. filed a criminal complaint against bianet editor Evrim Kepenek, who covered the incident and made it publicly known. Refik Y. reportedly filed a criminal complaint against the journalist on charges of insult and violation of privacy when he was in prison. Kepenek gave her statement at the Rize Ardeşen Şehit Halis Karoğlu Police Department as part of the investigation (August 9).
A lawsuit has been filed against Kepenek on charge of “insult” upon the criminal complaint of Refik Y., who was arrested for abusing his 6-year-old child and was later released on probation (December 29).
At the hearing held on June 21, the court accepted the excuses of Kepenek and her lawyer after the defenses and rejected the request of the defendant Refik Y.’s lawyer for a warrant for bringing by force. The court also ruled that the result of the trial where Refik Y. was charged with “sexual abuse of a child” should be awaited. The next hearing will be held on November 1 (June 21).