The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) sentenced Liviu Dragnea to three years and 6 months in prison for instigating to abuse of office in the case of the fictitious hiring at the Teleorman Social Assistance and Child Protection Directorate General (DGASPC). The Supreme Court maintained in the case of PSD (Social Democratic Party, main ruling, ed.
The amendments abolish jail sentences of 30 and 40 years - until now the most severe legal penalty for the gravest crimes - and introduces life imprisonment instead.
An appeals court has upheld a three-month jail sentence for a man who had been found guilty for taking a photo of his ballot paper during the 2017 referendum and sharing it on social media.
An Istanbul court has sentenced 10 former police offers to aggravated life imprisonment on accusations they attempted to topple the Turkish government in December 2013.
An Istanbul court of appeal on Oct. 2 upheld aggravated life sentences of six suspects, including journalists, over terrorism charges.