Turkey: Twitter users gets 15 months in prison for using a nickname that ‘humiliated’ Islam

This picture was used on the account nicknamed “Allah C.C.”

A Twitter user in Turkey has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for using the nickname “Allah C.C.” on the popular micro-blogging website, on charges of “humiliating the religious values accepted by a part of the people.”

The user Ertan P., who works as a teacher, was accused by prosecutors in the eastern province of Muş of “writing harmful content” embodying the name of God and the Prophet.

“C.C.” is the abbreviation of the honoric Arabic phrase “Celle Celaluhu” which means, “[Allah’s] glory is so almighty.”

Prosecutors rejected Ertan P.’s claims that his account was hacked.

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Note: In Turkish, the letter C is pronounced like the English J.