Schoolboy arrested for insulting Turkish president released

Euronews | —

“A Turkish teenager who was arrested at his school on Wednesday for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been released from police custody.

The 16-year-old was met by his parents. His mother said: “I’m not ashamed of my son.”

The boy, who has not been named because of Turkish laws that protect the identity of minors, remained defiant.

“We are not terrorists. We gave a promise while taking this path. We said we won’t give up. We said we won’t submit to fascist, hardline oppression.”

Euronews: “Schoolboy arrested for ‘insulting’ Turkish president released”

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  1. Released but the case has not been dropped. He will face prosecution for criticizing the “emperor”

  2. Toosinbeymen B.

    Well, thank god the Turks have come to their senses somewhat. Good lord, what a travesty – insulting the president, indeed.

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