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EXTRA 48/93 - Turkey: legal concern: Dogu Perincek

, Index number: EUR 44/046/1993

On 15 January 1993 Dogu Perincek was convicted and sentenced to two years' imprisonment at Ankara State Security Court for having made "separatist propaganda" during the 1991 election campaign. His appeal against the verdict will be heard on 26 May. If the sentence is confirmed and he is reimprisoned, Dogu Perincek, 50, a former prisoner of conscience and Chairman of the Workers' Party (Isci Partisi), will again be considered a prisoner of conscience. He has been the subject of many court cases for the non-violent expression of his political views

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