Turkey: Music video under criminal investigation


Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office Press Offences Bureau has started an examination of a music video prepared by Art Assembly member artists with the slogan “Stop life on 11 March for Berkin,” for the memory of Berkin Elvan, who died nine months after being injured during the Gezi Park protests.

The artists who prepared the video were charged of “public provocation to commit crime”, and the prosecutor’s office summoned 11 artists to Istanbul Courthouse to testify.

» This was reported in the Freedom of Expression Weekly Bulletin (Issue 18/15, 1 May 2015) by www.antenna-tr.org