Writer Keramet Boyukchol was briefly taken to the police for questioning after an alleged complaint to the police made by his neighbors. Police claimed neighbors complained he was making too much noise.
Boyukchol is known for his criticism of the authorities on social media and in the numerous interviews, he has done with the media.
The day he was taken in for questioning, Boyukchol was live on Facebook, raising yet again, the issue of economic difficulties faced by the general public in the country. He was still streaming live when the doorbell rang and he got up to open the door. Seeing the police the writer asked what was the purpose of their visit, to which one of the officers responded, saying his neighbors complained he was making too much noise.
At some point, one of the officers entered the flat, without Boyukcol’s permission and in the absence of an arrest warrant and stopped Boyukchol from filming the scene.
According to Boyukchol’s father, in an interview with Azadliq Radio, his son was taken to the police and released the next day without any charges.
Boyukchol was also targeted online. In June, his Facebook account was compromised. All of his posts (over the last ten years) were deleted.