The date for the next hearing in the case against musician and Freemuse Award winner Ferhat Tunç has been set to 30 September 2010
The Diyarbakır Criminal Court oversaw the first hearing on 28 July 2010 and has announced that it will proceed the case against Ferhat Tunç on 30 September.
In the latest of a number of cases against the musician, he will be tried for his public remarks made at a concert during a Nature, Culture and Arts Festival held in the eastern city of Siirt on 15 August 2009.
He will be tried under article 7/2 of the Anti-Terrorism Law (TMY), and stands accused of “committing a crime on behalf of an organisation without being a member of the organisation” according to article 220/6 of the Turkish Criminal Law (TCK).
On 23 June 2010, Freemuse sent an appeal to the Turkish Prime Minister for the dismissal of the latest court case against Freemuse Award winner, Ferhat Tunç.