Emin Şakir, a publisher and the editor of the solyayin.com website, which is a digital archive of all leftist publications in Turkey, was aquitted of the “membership in a terrorist organization” charge at the end of the second hearing of his trial on 15 February.
Şakir announced his acquittal via his Twitter account.
Şakir was imprisoned pending trial on 28 November 2017 on account of the digital material found in his home, as well as his involvement in the Gezi Park protests of 2013 in Izmir. Şakir was released pending trial on 7 June 2018 after seven months in pre-trial detention when the Istanbul 33rd High Criminal Court accepted the indictment against him.
Publisher Emin Şakir was released on 7 June after seven months in pre-trial detention. Şakir, who was the editor of the solyayin.com website that contains a digital archive of all leftist publications in Turkey, was imprisoned pending trial by a criminal judicature of peace on 28 November 2017. He was reportedly charged with “spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization.”
Şakir was released by a decision of the Istanbul 33rd High Criminal Court upon accepting an indictment prepared by the prosecutor against him. Details about charges in the indictment were not immediately available.*