Judgment concerning Türkiye - ECHR
Judgment concerning Türkiye
In the case of Durukan and Birol v. Türkiye, the Court held that there had been a violation of the freedom of expression.
The case concerned the applicants’ convictions and prison sentences, with the effects of the judgments being suspended, on account of content they had shared on social media.
The Court held that, in view of their potentially chilling effect, the criminal convictions, together with the decisions to suspend the judgments constituted an interference with the applicants’ right to freedom of expression.