EFD Rights Watch: Two Students Under Custody Since 2009…with no evidence…

Two Students Under Custody Since 2009, Despite Lack of Evidence

Two university students, who were arrested during a demonstration will remain in prison as the the prosecution fail to show any evidence for allegations against them. Another student, who had been a symbol of freedom of expression violations against the youth, is condemned to 20 months in prison.

KCK Operations: 36 People Arrested

36 of the 49 people taken under custody during the latest wave of police operations against the alleged pro-Kurdish organization KCK, are arrested by the court.

Governor Averts Commemoration on Maraş Massacre

On the 33rd anniversary of the massacre in the southern city of Maraş, activists and relatives of the dead are not allowed into the city. Gendarmerie clashed with protestors.


Journalist arrests from the model of democracy

from Hurriyet Daily News
Last week?s detention of 49 journalists and media workers and, immediately afterwards, the arrests of 36 members of the press .



Friends of Hrant Dink once again protest slow pace of trial

Today’s Zaman

His statement had pleased neither Dink’s lawyers nor Hrant’s Friends because even though the prosecution points to an Ergenekon cell in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, a significant number of public officials are not cited for their involvement in

Detention of journalists

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Turkish Pre by HASAN CEMAL MİLLİYET
I started my speech at the International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) in Ankara by complaining about the media?s strangely unresponsive stance towards the detention of some 20 journalists.

Turkey’s War on Journalists – by Alia Malek
Foreign Policy (blog)
They are accused of being members of Ergenekon, a shadowy, ultranationalist group that allegedly has been trying to foment a coup against the Turkish government – despite the fact that Sik is known in Turkey for having written the definitive exposé on


Arrested Journalists in Prosecution’s Interrogation

49 people are interrogated at the Besiktas court house following their arrest three days ago. They were arrested in relation to the KCK operation

Cemevi, and the freedom of religion

by Fréderike Geerdink
Good news this weekend from south-eastern Diyarbakir. The municipality joined with an Alevi organisation in a ceremony for the opening of a cemevi, a prayer house for Alevis (a liberal path in Islam). A brand new, multipurpose building where the (small) Alevi community of Diyarbakir can come together to celebrate their religion. Still, I have


Released journalist says evidence is fabricated

from Hurriyet Daily News
One of the journalists detained last week within the scope of the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) trials said she was questioned on her connections to Kurdish ROJ TV and the Fırat news agency while in custody.

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