German prosecutor rejects Erdogan complaint over comedian case

German prosecutor rejects Erdogan complaint over comedian case
 

A senior German prosecutor has rejected a complaint filed by a lawyer for Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan after German authorities dropped a case against a comedian accused of offending the Turkish president with an obscene poem.
The office of the chief prosecutor in Koblenz said he had rejected the Erdogan complaint and upheld a decision by lower-level prosecutors in Mainz, who said there was insufficient evidence to suggest a criminal offence.
The case centres on German comedian Jan Boehmermann, who angered Erdogan by reading out a poem on a satirical television show which suggested... read more

 
14 October 2016 in World News, Views: 26
Source: Reuters
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