"A Bittersweet Happiness" in Turkey—Professor Chris Stephenson Acquitted

Updated: May 1, 2019

Chris Stephenson, who was detained and sued on the charge of “terrorist organization propaganda” for having a Newroz notice of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in his bag in front of the Çağlayan Courthouse, has been acquitted in the first hearing, Bianet reports.

Stephenson appeared before the judge at the Istanbul 13th Heavy Penal Court. The prosecutor stated that the concrete elements of the crime weren't constituted and subsequently, the chief judge returned acquittal.