Demonstrators occupying Beyoglu in protest at Kirmizigul sentencing, May 11, 2012. Photo courtesy of Elif Ilgaz (@elifilgaz)
from Global Voices Online by Stratos Moraitis
On May 11 Cihan Kirmizigul, an engineering student at the prestigious Galatasaray University in Istanbul, was sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in jail for firebombing a building – but many believe his only ?crime? was wearing a Kurdish scarf in the vicinity of the attack.