Turkey: End pre-trial detention of Özgür Gündem guest editors

Index Number: EUR 44/4303/2016

Amnesty International calls on the Turkish authorities to release immediately and unconditionally writer and activist Ahmet Nesin, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TIHV) President Dr Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu.

The three activists were today remanded in pre-trial detention on charges of “making propaganda for a terrorist organization” due to their participation in a solidarity campaign in which they acted as one day guest editors for the Kurdish daily newspaper Özgür Gündem.

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