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Indictment on 'Büyükada Case' was approved

17 October 2017

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.

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Teacher sentenced due to “illegal organization propaganda” after voting for HDP

13 October 2017

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.

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Two arrested journalists released

13 October 2017

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.

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Journalists Ersin Çaksu and Harun Epli sentenced to imprisonment

13 October 2017

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.

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Özgür Gündem Substitute Editing-In-Chief Cases: Eren Keskin sentenced to imprisonment

13 October 2017

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.”

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