20-year-old university student has been arrested for insulting Turkish President Erdoğan in a protest
Arif Buğra Aydoğan, a 20-year-old university student in Gebze district of Kocaeli province, has been arrested for having insulted President Erdoğan during his speech at the protest of a union named Eğitim-Sen. Plus, ÖDP District President Erdem Şimşek who criticized the unjust arrests of the government, has also been arrested for criticizing the AKP government.
Aydoğan is being accused of shouting slogans against Erdoğan and the AKP government. His house has been raided this morning and police arrested the young man for criticizing the government. He has been transferred to Gebze Courthouse, in front of which a great amount of people gathered to protest the government’s arbitrary arrests. Protesters and police clashed in front of the courthouse and Erdem Şimşek was also arrested immediately for insulting Erdoğan and criticizing his government.
The incident called to mind that two high school students were also convicted with 7 months, 23 days imprisonment for producing a theatrical report for Erdoğan.