Turkish journalist Sedef Kabaş has been given a prison sentence of eleven months and twenty days for “insulting” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in tweets she posted.
According to a tweet posted by the journalist himself, Kabaş was given the sentence even though her tweets did not mention anybody’s name openly.
“I was given a prison sentence of 11 months and 20 days. Yet, no one’s name is mentioned in my tweets,” Kabas tweeted.
According to the Turkish Penal Code (TCK) insulting the president carries a sentence of between one and four years.
Cumhurbaşkanı’na hakaretten açılan davada 11 ay 20 gün hapis cezasına çarptırıldım! Oysa yazdıklarımda tek bir kişinin ismi geçmiyor… #hakhukukadalet
— Sedef Kabas (@SedefKabas) May 30, 2019