MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
İsmail Saymaz – trial for “obtaining and disseminating personal data”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
İsmail Saymaz
CITY
Niğde
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
18/03/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Print Media
Newspaper
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Journalist
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Judicial Interference
Criminal Courts
Approval of the indictment and initiating the prosecution
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Penal Code

Journalist İsmail Saymaz, a former reporter for Hürriyet newspaper, was put on trial at the Niğde 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance on charge of “obtaining and disseminating personal data” for having reported on March 10, 2020 that the prosecutor who applied for a test-tube baby treatment raided a private hospital in Kayseri province.

Saymaz will give his statement at İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse via the Audio and Visual Information System (March 18).