Announcing its opinion in the case where actor İlyas Salman is on trial for allegedly insulting the Turkish nation, the prosecutor’s office demanded that the famous actor be sentenced to up to 2 years in prison.
Actress İlyas Salman, who was on trial with the charge of “insulting the Turkish nation publicly” on the grounds that he made words to publicly humiliate the Turkish nation in a video shared on social media, came before the judge with a prison sentence of up to 2 years.
While the defendant İlyas Salman did not attend the hearing at the Anadolu 54th Criminal Court of First Instance, his lawyer Özgür Murat was present in the Great Hall.
Penalty Requested in Opinion
The public prosecutor announced his opinion on the merits. In the opinion, it was stated that İlyas Salman committed the crime of “publicly humiliating the Turkish nation” as specified in the Turkish Penal Code, by making statements about the Turkish Nation as “mindless people” in the video subject to prosecution. In the opinion, the public prosecutor demanded that Salman be sentenced to up to 2 years in prison.
İlyas Salman’s lawyer requested time to defend against the opinion.
The court adjourned the hearing, giving the defendant İlyas Salman’s lawyer until the next hearing to make a statement against the opinion.
History of the İlyas Salman incident
In the indictment prepared by the Anatolian Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, it was noted that 67-year-old İlyas Salman was reported to have publicly insulted the Turkish Nation, the State of the Republic of Turkey, the Turkish Grand National Assembly, the Republic of Turkey and its government, and the judicial organs of the state through a video shared on social media.
In the indictment, where it was stated that an investigation was launched into the incident after the notification, it was stated that Salman publicly said words to insult the Turkish nation in the video content shared on social media.
The indictment demanded that İlyas Salman be sentenced to 6 months to 2 years in prison for the crime of “publicly humiliating the Turkish nation”.