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Turkey - Judge says publishing freedom pioneer must remain in detention

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns an Istanbul judge's decision on 1 November to keep columnist and publisher Ragip Zarakolu in detention until a prosecutor has drawn up an indictment, which in Turkey could take months or even years. Arrested along with dozens of other activists under Turkey's anti-terrorism laws on 28 October (see below), Zarakolu was immediately transferred from police custody to Istanbul's Metris prison. “It seems the Turkish judicial system has decided to make Zarakolu pay (...)

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