Children face up to 4 years for tearing down ErdoIan poster

Two minors in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir are facing a sentence of up to four years in a juvenile facility for tearing down posters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The two cousins, aged 12 and 13, were indicted on charges of insulting the president after allegedly tearing down posters of Erdogan in the province.
The children reportedly admitted to tearing down the posters but said their intention was not to insult the president but to sell the posters to a waste collector.
The lawyer representing the two children said they may not have known the person on the poster was the president.
The first hearing will be held at the Diyarbakir 1st Juvenile Court on Dec. 8.
It has become nearly a daily occurrence in Turkey for individuals to face charges of insulting the president after Erdogan was elected to the top state post last year.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN