An investigation was launched against Ruşen Takva, a freelance journalist based in Van, on the grounds that he followed up a protest demonstration attempted to be held in the province. The investigation has been completed and Takva is now facing 9 years to 18 years in prison on charge of “being a member of an armed terrorist organization.”
The journalist will stand trial on charges of “being a member of an armed terrorist organization” and “not dispersing despite warning and use of force” as per the Law no. 2911 on Meetings and Demonstrations. Takve will have his first hearing at the Van 2nd High Criminal Court on June 10, 2021 (April 9).