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Journalists in Cumhuriyet case face imminent return to prison

Eight defendants in the trial against Turkey’s secular Cumhuriyet newspaper face an imminent return to prison after an appeals confirmation of their jail sentences was officially communicated to Turkey’s National Judicial Informatics System. “After spending months in pre-trial detention and after being convicted in what was essentially a show trial, eight of the defendants in […]

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The Press: Democracy’s Broken Wing

By MURAT SEVİNÇ / Press trials not as a purely judicial matter, but as part of an integral political problem

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IPI calls for acquittals in Özgür Gündem guest editors’ trial

On April 15, 2019, the expected final hearing in a terrorism propaganda case against Turkish journalist and International Press Institute (IPI) member Erol Önderoğlu as well as Turkey’s Human Rights Foundation Chair Şebnem Korur Fincancı and journalist Ahmet Nesin will take place in Istanbul. The three defendants are charged in relation to their acting as […]

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26 free expression groups urge acquittal of Özgür Gündem guest editors in Turkey

Twenty-five international freedom of expression organizations today joined the International Press Institute (IPI) in calling for the acquittal on Monday of journalists Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin and Human Rights Foundation chair Şebnem Korur Fincancı in Turkey. The three have been on trial accused of disseminating terrorist propaganda, among other charges, for over two-and-half years […]

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