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#FreedomofExpression judgments from @ECHR_CEDH on journalists in Turkey today, pending since 2017. #AhmetAltan, convicted of "aiding a terrorist organisation" for 3 columns, imprisoned for 4 years 7 months already. Court finds violations of Articles 5(1) (4) & 10, but not Art 18.
We @BarHumanRights have followed & monitored the trial of #AhmetAltan, as well as many others in Turkey. I was privileged to witness his release, but we were amongst so many deeply concerned to see his re-arrest in November 2019.…
Then I said: "Re-arresting him now, following his public criticism of the Turkish authorities upon his release, has all the appearance of a further abuse of power, by way of politically-motivated and/or judicial harassment."

Now, Turkish authorities must release him immediately.
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1/. "I will never see the world again"

In 2018 writer & journalist, Mehmet Altan, was sentenced to life-imprisonment in #Turkey on baseless terrorism charges

Tmw the European Court of Human Rights will pass judgment his conviction #FreeTurkeyMedia

3 May = #WorldPressFreedomDay Image
2/. This cartoon👆is by the amazing @channeldraw

In previous years, to mark #WorldPressFreedomDay, @amnesty invited people to tweet their cartoons using the #FreeTurkeyMedia hashtag

Turkey is one of the world's biggest jailer of journalists. #WPFD21
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This is scandalous. #OsmanKavala #Gezi #Turkey

A very similar and repugnant tactic was used in #AhmetAltan’s case. It appears to amount to naked abuse of the court system by way of harassment.

Turkey’s “justice” system is in serious crisis.
Very grave concerns about the use and abuse of judicial process and pre-trial detention in Turkey. @BarHumanRights #Kavala #Gezi.

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