MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Sonya Bayık – trial for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Sonya Bayık
CITY
Batman
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
14/10/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Other
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
Other Laws

Taken into custody while covering the press statement attempted to be held by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Youth Assembly in protest against the submerging of Hasankeyf on June 12, 2019, journalist Sonya Bayık, along with other defendants, have been standing trial at the Batman 1st Criminal Court of First Instance.

Bayık is charged with “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations.”

At the hearing held on October 14, 2021, the court board ruled that the images of the intervention against the press statement, the subject matter of the court case, should be sent for examination. The next hearing will be held on February 10, 2022 (October 14).