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En tyrkisk domstol må ta stilling til om det er en fornærmelse og derfor straffbart å sammenligne president Recep Tayyip Erdogan med figuren Gollum fra Ringenes herre-trilogien.

Det var en Bilgin Ciftei som gjorde det på Facebook i september i fjor.

Bilgin Ciftci appeared in court in southern Turkey on Tuesday and could face up to a month in jail for posting pictures of the slimy and scary creature juxtaposed with photos of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Facebook, according to his lawyer Hicran Danisman. Insulting a public figure is a crime in Turkey.

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For å finne ut om det var en fornærmelse, besluttet dommeren å innkalle fire eksperter:

Judge Murat Saz in the city of Aydin asked that two academics, two psychologists or behavioral scientists and a movie or television expert to weigh in on the true nature of Gollum’s character, Danisman said.

Det var en anonym klage som førte til opprettelse av sak.

The case follows an anonymous complaint and is being pursued by the local prosecutor, who could not be reached for comment. The alleged offense occurred on Sept. 12, 2014, according to Danisman.

Det er straffbart å fornærme offentlige personer i Tyrkia. Saken er utsatt til februar.

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/gollum-experts-called-case-involving-turkeys-erdogan-n472806