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Turkey - Editor of Kurdish newspaper released after two years in custody

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The Diyarbakir criminal court today approved the release on parole of the journalist Ozan Kilinç, imprisoned since 22 July 2010 on charges of criminal propaganda. The court granted a request by his lawyer under Law 6325, introduced on 5 July, which is intended to limit pre-trial detention. Kilinç, the forrmer owner and editor of the country's only Kurdish-language daily, Azadiya Welat (Independence Homeland), was sentenced in April 2011 to six years and nine months in prison after being (...)

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