Turkish journalist faces 23 years in prison for insulting government officials

CPJ :: Istanbul prosecutor Umut Tepe prepared an indictment against Coşkun for "insulting civil servants over their professional duties," according to news reports. Coşkun's lawyer, Bülent Utku, told CPJ that if convicted the journalist faces up to23 years and four months in prison, as cumulative punishment for insulting the prosecutors and judges named in the article.

Read Staff, Committee to Protect Journalists, cpj.org