DİYARBAKIR - Former employee of Azadiya Welat newspaper Velat Öztekin was sentenced to 1 year, 6 months and 22 days in prison for 'propagandizing a terrorist organization'.
The third hearing of former employee of Azadiya Welat Newspaper, Velat Öztekin who was on trial for his social media posts, being accused of 'propagandizing a terrorist organization' was held at Diyarbakır 9th High Criminal Court. The prosecutor requested a prison sentence for Öztekin grom 1 year up to 5 years.
Making his defense for Öztekin, Attorney Resul Temur said Öztekin's social media posts were within the scope of journalism and should be considered within the scope of 'freedom of expression'.
The court sentenced Öztekin to 1 year 6 months and 22 days in prison for 'propagandizing a terrorist organization' and decided the deferment of the announcement of the verdict.