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Teen Arrested for 'Insulting' Erdogan on Facebook

Date: 2015-10-22

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Author: IDFI

Posted Category : Local NGO representative,Governmental institutions,Facebook,Imprisoned,Turkey,Europe,

A 14 year old schoolboy was arrested by Turkish officials because he insulted President Erdogan on facebook. He was later released due to the fact that he was one year to young to be charged a criminal offence. Presumably, the teenager violated Article 299 of the panel code making insults to the office of the president punishable by multiple years in prison. more