Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Former Miss Turkey May Face 2 Years In Prison For 'Insulting' President Erdogan

Former Miss Turkey Merve Buyuksarac might be facing 2 years in prison for social media posts that caused uproar and was deemed to be critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The lawyer to the model and ex-beauty queen said today that an Istanbul prosecutor is demanding that Merve Buyuksarac be prosecuted on charges of insulting a public official.

A court will decide whether to start proceedings. Buyuksarac was detained last month for sharing a satirical poem on her Instagram account. She denies insulting Erdogan. She becomes the latest figure to face trial for insulting Erdogan, amid fear the country is lurching toward authoritarian rule.
In recent years, Turkey has curbed media freedoms, cracked down on critical social media postings and prosecuted hundreds of people who took part in mass anti-government protests.


Anonymous said...

Almost everyone would be in jail if this should happen in Nigeria. GEJ has been the most insulted Nigeria President of all time.

Eddy Duke said...

Did she kill someone?