The cases where the shuttered Özgür Gündem newspaper’s co-editors-in-chiefs, managing editor, and six contributors were tried on charges of “propaganda for a terrorist organization”, “praising the crime and criminal” and “explicitly inciting to crime” were merged.
On October 26, 2017, the Prosecutor’s Office requested that the defendants Reyhan Çapan, Emire Eren Keskin and Hüseyin Aykol be sentenced for “spreading propaganda for an armed terrorist organization through the media and in a continuous manner”, and stated that the other defendants did not need to be sentenced.
Seven people were sentenced on charges of “propaganda for a terrorist organization”, and eight were acquitted. the file of seven other people was separated from this case.
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