I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it. (Voltaire 1694 1778)
Osman Kavala was taken into custody at the airport
The date for the first hearing of the 11 human rights defenders, 9 of which are in prison is set. The human rights defenders were taken into custody during a workshop on digital security. They are to stand trial on October 25, 2017 at 10:00, 113 after the detention. The hearing is to take place in İstanbul 14. Assize Court in Çağlayan Courthouse.
Kayseri 4th High Criminal Court sentenced elementary school teacher Fatma Saydan to 10 months of imprisonment due to “making PKK/KCK propaganda” to her colleagues while on duty.
The first hearing of the case against Azadiya Welat newspaper workers Şirin Çoban and İlker İlkan due to “illegal organization membership” and “making illegal organization propaganda” was held at Mersin 8th High Criminal Court.
Özgürlükçü Demokrasi (Libertarian Democracy) Newspaper’s former Editor-In-Chief Ersin Çaksu and the newspaper’s Managing Editor Harun Epli was sentenced to five months of imprisonment each by Istanbul 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance due to the news they published.
Özgür Gündem Newspaper’s former Co-Editor-In-Chief Eren Keskin was sentenced to six months of imprisonment due to “denigration of the institutions of the government of the Republic of Turkey.”