Turkish journalist fined for calling judge officious

A writer for Sabah newspaper writer has been fined TL 5,000 (€ 2500) for describing a judge as “officious.”Nazli Ilicak was found guilty of “attacking personal rights” in the article from 25 May 2009 entitled “The President’s immunity.” Ilicak had been previously sentenced to imprisonment of eleven months and 20 days for insulting the same judge but the sentence was postponed.