Journalist Yelda Çiçek sentenced to one year and eight months in prison
Journalist Yelda Çiçek was sentenced to one year and eight months in prison.
Journalist Yelda Çiçek was detained while following the protest against the appointment of a trustee to Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality. The municipality had been won by the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). The journalist was prosecuted for "opposing the law on meetings and demonstration marches".
Çiçek, whose verdict was held at Diyarbakır 4th Criminal Court of Peace, was sentenced to prison.
At the hearing, which Çiçek did not attend, her lawyer, Burhan Arta, demanded her acquittal, stating that her client was a journalist and that she was there to report about the protest when she was being detained.
The court board sentenced Çiçek to one year and eight months in prison for "violating the law on meetings and demonstrations".
The court adjourned the hearing and deferred the announcement of the sentence of imprisonment.