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6 Oct 2016
Football player faces 5 years in jail for ‘terrorist propaganda’
German-born midfielder, Deniz Naki, who was banned for 12 games in January over an alleged ‘ideological propaganda’, could face five years in jail for another charge of ‘terrorist propaganda’ by the authorities.
Former Saint Pauli and Paderborn player could face five years imprisonment if found guilty of distributing “terrorist propaganda.”
The 27-year-old, who now lace his boots for Turkish side Amedspor, is expected to appear in court within the week to answer serious charges of social media misconduct.
Turkish news outlet Dogan reports that the player had “incited hatred and hostility towards a group by another group who bore different characteristics due to its region, to undermine the region’s locals’ trust in the Turkish Republic and overtly make propaganda for the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) terror organization.”
Naki however denied the claim, insisting that his intentions were only to spread messages of peace.