MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Özgür Boğatekin – trial for “calumny”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Özgür Boğatekin
CITY
Adıyaman
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2011
LAST UPDATED
17/02/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Print Media
Newspaper
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Chief Editor
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. 267

A lawsuit was filed against Özgür Boğatekin, the News Director of Gerger Fırat Newspaper, over the news report “Allegation of torture at the gendarmerie” dated May 10, 2011 and the column article penned by Hacı Boğatekin on May 13, 2011. 

Witnesses were heard at the fourth hearing of the trial held at the Gerger 1st Criminal Court of First Instance. The court board ruled that the deficiencies should be rectified and the employee information of the complainant should be requested by sending an official letter to the Kahta Recruiting Office. The next hearing will be held on April 14 (February 17).