Saturday, a Turkish court ordered popular journalist, Sedef Kabas, to be jailed awaiting trial because she allegedly insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This information is published by Reuters. Here is an excerpt:
A Turkish court on Saturday ordered well-known journalist Sedef Kabas to be jailed pending trial on a charge of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan, CNN Turk said, targeting her with a law under which tens of thousands have been prosecuted.
Police detained Kabas at around 2 a.m. (2300 GMT) and took her first to Istanbul’s main police station before transferring her to the city’s main courthouse, where a court subsequently ruled in favour of her formal arrest, the broadcaster said.
The alleged insult was in the form of a palace-related proverb that Kabas expressed both on an opposition television channel and on her Twitter account, drawing condemnation from government officials.
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