April 15, 2016
Satire show host Jan Böhmermann is letting the clock run out on signing a declaration of discontinuance, the German lawyer of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed. Erdogan’s council, Michael-Hubertus von Sprenger, told news agency AFP that he is now preparing to file an injunction against the German comedian within the month. When asked by news agency AFP whether or not the matter will, in the end, be settled in court, von Springer replied: “Yes, I assume.” Two weeks ago, Böhmermann read out a so-called “Defamatory Poem” about Erdogan on his show “Neo Magazine Royale” where he purposefully used insulting language. The declaration of discontinuance called for the 35-year-old comedian to never repeat the poem or start circulating it again.
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