Eren Keskin, a human rights activist, a lawyer and a columnist, was sentenced to 6 months in jail on conviction of insulting the security forces.

The jail sentence was converted to TL3,000 fine.

An Istanbul court, on Thursday, handed down its decision to sentence Keskin in prison for insulting the state security forces in one of her articles at the pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem newspaper.

The left-wing newspaper was earlier shut down as part of the government’s post-coup crackdown against its dissidents.

The court ruled that Keskin insulted the police department in a 2016 article, titled “Radical Evil.”

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