Journalist Sultan Eylem Keleş was taken into custody during the protest of BİMEKS workers in front of Boğaziçi University campus in İstanbul. Eylem later faced a lawsuit for “insulting a public official” and “resisting to prevent fulfillment of duty”. Eylem had her first hearing at the İstanbul 56th Criminal Court of First Instance.
The court ruled that the İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office should be asked whether there had been an investigation against the defendants for violating the Law no. 2911 on Meetings and Demonstrations on the date of the committal of the crime, that a warrant should be issued to bring the absent complainants to the hearing by force and that the requests for an immediate acquittal raised by the lawyers of the defendants should be rejected on the grounds that the legal conditions were not at hand. The next hearing will be held on February 16, 2023 (September 13).