MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Özgürlükçü Demokrasi Editor-in-chief Ersin Çaksu – The trial for “Degrading Turkish Nation, State of Turkish Republic, the Organs and Institutions of the State”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Ersin Çaksu
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2017
LAST UPDATED
26/05/2019
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Print Media
Newspaper
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Editor / Editor-In-Chief
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Judicial Interference
Criminal Courts
Suspension of the execution of the sentences of imprisonment
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 301

On October 12, 2017, the 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance of İstanbul sentenced former editor for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi Harun Epli and former editor-in-chief of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, Ersin Çaksu to 5 months of imprisonment for “Degrading Turkish Nation, State of Turkish Republic, the Organs and Institutions of the State” due to the news article entitled “Çocuk Öldürme Operasyonu (Operation for killing the children) published on August 31, 2016. The prison sentence was deferred.