Court acquits fifth journalist who criticised conference ban
"Belge's acquittal is good news for press freedom in Turkey," the organisation said. "The judges recognised that his criticism of the judicial authorities was not a crime. As a result, he has avoided an extremely severe sentence that would have been a disgrace."
The court dismissed all the charges against Belge, who criticised the ban in two articles in September 2005. Similar charges against four other journalists were dropped in April.