TURKEY: Bekir Coşkun is Convicted

TURKEY, 02/05/2014

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is worried about the news received from BIA-net that the Turkish journalist Bekir Coşkun is convicted to and year, two months and 17 days of prison for "insulting parliament members" in his column "Painted Stars" in Cumhuriyet daily. As BIA-net reports, If Coşkun is to commit the same “crime” in five years, the execution process of the sentence will begin, as issued by the court.

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