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Turkey: Convicted for Critical Ideas

Expand Writers and journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, and Nazli Ilicak, sentenced to life for unsubstantiated charges of supporting the failed coup against the Turkish government in July 2016. © P24 (Berlin) — Three Turkish journalists were convicted on February 16, 2018 on bogus charges related to the failed coup of 2016 and sentenced to life in prison, Human Rights Watch said today. They are the first journalists convicted of involvement in the coup attempt of July 15, 2016. Three other people were convicted on similar charges in the same case. The journalists are Ahmet Altan, the former…

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