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Eren Keskin, Reyhan Çapan, Hüseyin Aykol, Hasan Başak
July 17, 2019
Defendants: Eren Keskin, Hüseyin Aykol, Reyhan Çapan, Hasan Başak
Media Outlet and Position: Özgür Gündem – Co-editors-in-chief, managing editor and journalists
Accusations: Praising the crime and criminal; Terrorist propaganda; Overtly inciting to commit a crime
Possible sentence: –
Court: İstanbul 13. High Criminal Court
Editors-in-chief of now-closed Özgür Gündem newspaper, Eren Keskin and Hüseyin Aykol face charges of “making terrorist propaganda,” “praising the crime and criminal” and “inciting public to commit a crime” along with daily’s managing editor Reyhan Çapan and journalist Hasan Başak.
Next hearing is set for July 17, 2019.
Several other cases filed against dozens of editors, journalists, and columnists for pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem who were brought to court on the charges of “overtly inciting a crime” and “terrorist propaganda” over the daily’s articles and reports. Journalists are being tried for their participation in the solidarity campaign, “Editors-in-Chief on Watch” for the newspaper.