BirGün Gazetesi yazarı. Fetullah Gülen Cemaati ile AKP Hükümeti arasındaki ayrışmanın görünür olmaya başladığı dönem, “Fuat Avni” isimli Twitter hesabından yapılan paylaşımları haberleştirmek iddiasıyla yargılanıyor. Hakkında, “Örgüt İçindeki Hiyerarşik Yapıya Dahil Olmamakla Birlikte, Örgüte Bilerek ve İsteyerek Yardım Etmek” suçlamasıyla 7,5 yıldan 15 yıla kadar hapis cezası isteniyor.
Berzan Güneş is a former reporter for Mezopotamya News Agency (MA). He was taken into custody in Şırnak on June 11, 2018. Güneş was charged for “making propaganda for a terrorist organization” and subsequently arrested. He was released at the end of his first hearing on Aug. 7, 2018. He was tried without being arrested. At the end of the trial he was sentenced to 3 years 1 month 15 days of imprisonment for “making propaganda for an organisation”. The decision was taken to the appeal court.
Şık, a food engineer, wrote an article regarding Ministry of Health’s research in Cumhuriyet Daily. Following the article an an official complaint was filed against him for “disclosing information that is to be kept confidential in a manner to cause indignance in public” by the Ministry. Following the complaint, a lawsuit was opened. He was acquitted from the accusations of “Securing Prohibited Confidential Information” and “Disclosing Prohibited Confidential Information”. He was sentenced to 1 year 3 months of imprisonment for “Disclosure of Confidential Information in Respect of a Duty”.