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Faruk Arhan

24-Jan-2019 9:21

Faruk Arhan given deferred sentence 
 
On 9 October, an Istanbul court sentenced journalist Faruk Arhan to a jail term of six months and seven days for “degrading the state of the Turkish Republic, the Turkish nation, and the organs and institutions of the state” in his social media posts.
 
The journalist was standing trial for his social media posts concerning the curfews and police operations in the southeastern town of Cizre.
 
The Istanbul 59th Criminal Court of First Instance deferred the sentence by five years, which means Arhan will be under probation for the next five years, at the end of which the sentence will be dismissed in case Arhan is not convicted in another case.