Artist Pınar Aydınlar sentenced to approximately 1 year and 7 months in prison

Artists in Turkey continue to be subject to the Turkish regime’s persecution.

The first hearing of the lawsuit filed against artist Pınar Aydınlar for "making illegal organization propaganda" through her songs she sang at the 21st Munzur Culture and Nature Festival and her posts on social media concluded.

The hearing was held at the 2nd Heavy Penal Court in Dersim. Aydınlar and her lawyer attended the hearing via video conferencing system SEGBİS from Istanbul 26th Heavy Penal Court.

The prosecution agreed the songs the artist sang at the Munzur Festival were within the scope of freedom of expression, but argued that the posts on her Facebook account should be considered as "illegal organization propaganda".

The court sentenced Pınar Aydınlar to 1 year, 6 months and 22 days for "making illegal organization propaganda".