67-year-old receives ten months imprisonment for wearing a green-yellow-red scarf

67-year-old Menci Orman was sentenced to ten months in prison for "terror propaganda" for wearing a green-yellow-red scarf at a Newroz celebration.

The Turkish state considers the wearing of the Kurdish national colours as "terror propaganda". This is proven once again by the prison sentence against 67-year-old Kurdish woman Menci Orman. Orman and her daughter Şahide Orman Özek were charged with "terror propaganda" for wearing green-yellow-red scarves at the Newroz celebrations in 2015 and 2022 respectively. The trial at the Third Hevay Penal Court in Hatay began with a demand for the defendants' acquittal. Her lawyer reported that Orman was questioned after her detention without a translator or lawyer, although she does not understand Turkish. The court nevertheless considered the fact that Orman held up a scarf in the Kurdish colours as "terror propaganda" and sentenced her to ten years in prison.

Her daughter Orman Özek was accused of a similar "offence" on Newroz 2015. As she was in hospital, the trial was adjourned.