78 yaşındaki Ali Ergin G., sosyal medya hesabından Cumhurbaşkanı ve dönemin Genelkurmay Başkanı aleyhinde paylaşımlar yaptığı gerekçesiyle 8 yıl 2 ay hapis cezasına çarptırıldı.Dava İstinaf Mahkemesine taşındı. Savcı, sanığın yaşına dikkat çekerek, ilk derece mahkemesi tarafından verilen kararın kaldırılmasını istedi. Sanığın son savunmasının alınması için duruşma ertelendi.
78-year-old man receives jail sentence for insulting Erdoğan
A 78-year-old man was received a jail sentence of eight years and two months for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on social media, secular Cumhuriyet daily reported.
Insulting the president is subject to criminal charges under Turkish law, and Turkey’s strongman has sued critics, including ordinary citizens, in large numbers for allegedly insulting him. His lawyers have filed more than 1,800 cases against against people, including school children and a former Miss Turkey.
In his defence, Ali Ergin G. said that only some of the messages on social media pertaining to Turkey’s strongman belonged to him and others were posted without his knowledge.
The public prosecutor requested Ali Ergin G.’s prison sentence be reconsidered based on the defendant’s age and status. The case has been postponed to a later date.