A Turkish court sentenced Deniz Yücel to nearly three years in prison

The judgment was made in Yücels absence. The Journalist was after his release from prison in February 2018 and from Turkey travels. Ok said that it would appeal

A Turkish court sentenced Deniz Yücel to nearly three years in prison

The judgment was made in Yücels absence. The Journalist was after his release from prison in February 2018 and from Turkey travels. Ok said that it would appeal and said: "We do not accept this judgment." The judgment is not yet final.

According to Ok, the court also announced that two more investigations against Yucel were. Yücel is accused of insulting the President and of the Turkish state, as the court record shows.

Yücel was imprisoned from February 2017 to February 2018 with no indictment in the high security prison in Silivri, West of Istanbul. For months, he sat in solitary confinement. As recently as may of last year it became known, was Yucel been in the time of his imprisonment abused.

Heavy strain on German-Turkish relations

The case had weighed on German-Turkish relations difficult. Only after a long political tug-of-war Yucel was set free and was allowed to leave the country. At the same time were charged with terrorist propaganda and incitement to hatred.

The Prosecutor's office had demanded a conviction for Propaganda for the banned Kurdish workers ' party PKK and sedition. Up to 16 years ' imprisonment. For the charges of terrorist propaganda for the movement of the living in the USA preacher Fethullah Gulen, the Prosecutor's office requested in February of acquittal. Ankara makes the Gülen movement for the coup attempt of 2016 is responsible.

the Background of the charges against Yucel, among other things, the article published by the Journalist in his time as a Turkey correspondent of the "world" were.

Yücel-attorney: "a Legal disaster"

The Turkish constitutional court had declared Yücels custody about a year ago for unlawful. The right to personal liberty and security, as well as the right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press had been infringed, the court decided at that time.

Yücels lawyer, Veysel Ok, has repeatedly criticized that the public Prosecutor's office was not received in your closing argument to the judgment of the constitutional court on the case of Yücel. Said Ok, you have to do it with a "legal disaster".

Several arrests for "political reasons,"

In 2017, had a whole series of solid German state led the citizens of "political reasons" to a serious crisis between Berlin and Ankara. In addition to Yucel, the German journalist Mesale Tolu and the German human rights activist Peter Steudtner were sitting temporarily in Turkish custody. In the meantime, both of them are back in Germany.

Steudtner had been spoken at the beginning of July in Turkey, the accusation of terrorist support free - to- four-with him accused human rights activists were sentenced. The trial of Tolu will be conducted in February 2021 Fort. Trumps environment shoots again against Fauci - reacts with calm contempt, FOCUS Online/Wochit Trumps environment shoots again against Fauci - reacts with calm disdain.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 18:27

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