Turkish court sentences man for not removing ex-girlfriend’s photos from social media
The Court of Cassation has found guilty a man who refused to remove photos of his former girlfriend from social media, despite her demands.
A man living in Istanbul reportedly shared photographs with his girlfriend online while they were together and did not remove them after they broke up.
His ex-girlfriend made a legal complaint about him after he refused to remove the photos.
An Istanbul court ordered the man’s acquittal, stating that it could not determine whether the photos were originally shared with the woman’s consent.
The woman then appealed the ruling, upon which the Court of Cassation reversed the judgement of local court, demanding between one and four years in jail for the man for “illegal use of private information.”
The local court then objected to the Court of Cassation’s ruling, once again ordering the man’s acquittal.
Finally, the supreme board of the Court of Cassation has now again demanded that the man be given between one and four years in jail, again citing the “illegal use of private information.”