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Ahmet Şık removed from courtroom in Cumhuriyet hearing, journalists to remain under arrest

A recently issued state of emergency decree has given the Turkish security forces authority to open letters deemed “suspicious,” a significant change to the law on “seizure of mails.”
A judge ordered journalist Ahmet Şık to be removed from the courtroom on Dec. 25, preventing him from making a “political statement” in his defense during the fifth hearing of the trial Cumhuriyet journalists held at Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse.
While the academics are facing charges and being tried for having signed the peace declaration in Turkey, academic Muzaffer Kaya tells about the solidarity in Germany that reaches from Berlin to Turkey.

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