MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Sena Dolar – trial for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Sena Dolar
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2022
LAST UPDATED
31/03/2022
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Internet News Portal
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Journalist
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Access to 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

Mezopotamya Agency (MA) reporter Muhammed Enes Sezgin and JinNews reporter Sena Dolar had their first hearing in the trial where they were charged with “violating the Law no. 2911 on Meetings and Demonstrations” on the grounds of the press statements that they had followed.

38 defendants, apart from Sezgin and Dolar, were facing charges in the trial. The hearing held at the Büyükçekmece 10th Criminal Court of First Instance on March 31, 2022 was not attended by the defendants and their lawyers, who offered excuses.

The court ruled that a writ should be written to the Bakırköy Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office to move the hearing to a courtroom affiliated with the Silivri Open Penal Institution on the grounds that the current courtroom did not have the capacity to hold 40 defendants. The next hearing will be held on September 29 (March 31).