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The news director of Gerger Fırat local newspaper Özgür Boğatekin – Trial for “insult”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Özgür Boğatekin
CITY
Adıyaman
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2014
LAST UPDATED
05/06/2020
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Print Media
Newspaper
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Chief Editor
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Judicial Interference
Criminal Courts
Sentence to imprisonment
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 125/1

A lawsuit was filed against Özgür Boğatekin, the news director of Gerger Fırat local newspaper in Adıyaman in 2014 over his articles written in 2013 and 2013 in which he has criticised Ömer Bilgin, the then Sub-Governor of Gerger, on the charge of “insult” by the Gerger Penal Court of First Instance. Boğatekin has been sentenced to 1 year, 15 days in prison.

On June 4, his prison sentence has been upheld by the 8th Penal Chamber of the Court of Cassation (5 June).