MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Oktay Candemir is on trial for “Prevention of Public Duty”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Oktay Candemir
CITY
Van
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2019
LAST UPDATED
25/06/2020
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
Art. 265

Oktay Candemir, who was covering the news in May 2019, was detained after the police did not allow a press release that the HDP wanted to hold in Van due to the prohibition of demonstrations and marches in the city.

A lawsuit was launched against Candemir, who was released after the five-day detention period, on the grounds of “preventing public officials from doing her duty” and opposition to 2911 Law on Meetings and Demonstrations.

The first hearing of the case planned to be held in Van 5th Criminal Court of First Instance on June 25 was adjourned until 11 November as the judge is on leave (25 June).