Trying journalist and communication specialist, Sedef Kabaş, by the reason of criticizing Prosecutor Hadi Salihoğlu, Istanbul 22th Penal Court of First Instance ruled “lack of jurisdiction”.
Standing the first trial today (April 30) by the reason of criticizing the prosecutor for not investigating the claims concerning the corruption probe on April 17, Kabaş will be tried on Assize Court upon this decision.
By the reason of sharing message “Don’t forget the name of the prosecutor who ruled ‘lack of legal grounds for prosecution’ for 17 April corruption probe” from her twitter account concerning Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor Salihoğlu, the case indictment charge Kabaş with “target the individuals who were in charge of anti-terrorism” as per Turkish Penal Code Law No. 6 Article 1. The journalist is charged with prison sentence.
Support to Kabaş
Visiting Çağlayan Courthouse in order to support Kabaş, Turkish Journalist Association Chairman Turgay Olcayto, Secretary-General Sibel Güneş, Turkish Journalists’ Union Secretary-General Mustafa Kuleli, Republician Party’s (CHP) deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu and Mahmut Tanal, and besides Zaman newspaper columnist Mümtazer Türköne and Abdülhamit Bilici observed the trial.
Another case for “resisting police officers”
Going to the house of Kabaş in Çekmeköy, policemen seized Kabaş's mobile phone, computer, tablet computer, and detained her. Sedef Kabaş was freed after being questioned.
However, Sedef was first charged with the claims "target the individuals who were in charge of anti-terrorism” and “threat”, then another bill of indictment was issued regarding the claims of not opening the door to the policemen for a while and resisting them. But, Sedef refused both claims (EÖ)
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