In Russia, mothers are being arrested for writing about the (non-existent) war in Ukraine.In Turkey, children are being detained by the police for sharing Facebook posts making fun of the president.
A 14-year-old was released by the court on Thursday after being detained on Wednesday for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Bünyan district of the province of Kayseri, writes Today's Zaman.
The teenager, identified only as A.E., had been detained in front of a café by police officers on the grounds that he shared a post by someone else on his Facebook account that insulted Erdoğan. He was referred to court for arrest on Thursday after he spent the night in custody.
A.E. was released by the court because of the Child Protection Law No. 5395, which disallows children under fifteen being arrested on charges that do not carry a penalty of more than five years in jail.