Social Media Influencer Sentenced To Six Years For Promoting Drug Use

A Turkish court docket on friday sentenced a popular Turkish social media influencer to 5 years and 10-months in jail over posts, which it stated promoted drug use.

The social media posts of Pınar Karagöz, referred to as “pucca’’ have formerly landed her in hot water. Karagöz become in short detained in october, at the side of different social media figures, following a raid via drug enforcement police devices.

“masses of terrible human beings took meals to their homes way to narcotics,’’ certainly one of Karagöz’s tweets inQuestion stated.

Karagöz’s lawyer Ali Furkan Tatlı said the social media superstar’s posts had been pertaining the famous television drama narcos, that is primarily based at the tale of colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, and had no purpose of promoting drug use, unbiased information site t24 mentioned.

"This selection is arbitrary and now not based totally in regulation,’’ tatlı said.

Karagöz published an emotional response to the ruling on instagram, crying as she said that Escobar himself had no longer obtained this type of lengthy jailSentence.

"What am i going to do now?’’ Karagöz requested.

Many in turkey reacted to the sentence on social media.

"Seven years in jail for posting a humorous tweet after looking a tv show?’’ actress berna l. a.çin posted on twitter.
Karagöz’s attorney will enchantment the decision, which changed into to begin with a seven 12 months sentence, reduced to 5 years and 10 months and a financial penalty of 66, 666 lira ($ eleven,500).