Women's activist jailed for five months for tweeting 'I don't like men'

Women's activist jailed for five months for tweeting 'I don't like men'


A Turkish woman has been sentenced to five months in prison for allegedly "insulting men" in a tweet that the court was told read "I don't like men".



Pinar Yildirim, a 34-year-old book author and influencer campaigning for women's rights, said it is shocking that she was being jailed for something that she didn't even write, which can be seen in the tweet, which is still online today.



She had tweeted to her 1.9 million followers, "I still like men" but the court was shown a tweet that reads, "I don't like men".



Pinar Yildirim's tweet after a statement by Turkish media authorities implied watching Netflix encourages homosexuality.



Yildirim said: "RTUK (Radio and Television Supreme Council) made a statement that Netflix content encourages homosexuality. They had a gay character removed from the series named Ask 101 (Love 101).



"I posted this tweet based on that. A sensible person knows that by watching TV, he/she will not be gay."Latest Post
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