Lalezar Sarıibrahimoğlu is a columnist for the Zaman Newspaper. She was in pretrial detention for 2.5 months. She faced coup and terror related charges along with other writers and managers of the Zaman Newspaper. The prosecutor sought a sentence of up to three times aggravated life imprisonment and also an additional 7.5 to 15 years of imprisonment. She was acquitted of all charges.