Turkish gay editor’s obscenity trial postponed

By |2018-01-16T10:59:12-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

The obscenity trial of Umut Güner, editor of Turkey’s only gay magazine, Kaos GL, was postponed on Dec. 28, activists reported.
Güner could face up to three years in prison over last summer’s issue of the magazine, which critically analyzed the relationship between homosexuality and pornography in articles by several noted Turkish writers.
All copies of the issue were confiscated by police in July after the public prosecutor’s Press Crimes Investigation Bureau sought and received approval for the seizure from Ankara’s 12th Justice Court.
The Supreme Court later upheld the decision, which also was later backed by the Ankara First Instance Criminal Court.
Kaos GL has said it will appeal the seizure and the criminal charges to the European Court of Human Rights.

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