Court sentences journalist Karakaş to nine years and nine months in prison
Journalist İbrahim Karakaş of Yeni Yaşam newspaper has been sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison.
The final hearing of the trial against journalist İbrahim Karakaş of Yeni Yaşam newspaper, who was arrested on November 6, 2020 in Adana, was held in Adana on Thursday. Karakaş stands trial for journalism activities.
The journalist attended the hearing held at the Adana 11th High Criminal Court through the sound and video information system (SEGBİS) from Adana Kürkçüler F Type Closed Prison where he remains. Karakaş's lawyer Tugay Bek also attended the hearing.
The prosecutor demanded that Karakaş be sentenced for “being a member of a terrorist organization”.
The court board ruled that İbrahim Karakaş be sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison and his detention continue. The court cited witness statements and Karakaş’s news archive as evidence to the accusation of “membership in a terrorist organization”.