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Turkey: Release and ongoing judicial harassment of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin.

07 July 2016

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the release and ongoing judicial harassment of Ms. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), Mr. Erol Önderoğlu, Turkey Representative of Reporters Without Borders (RWB), and Mr. Ahmet Nesin, journalist.

According to the information received, on June 30, 2016, the 13th High Criminal Court ordered the provisional release of Ms. Fincancı and Mr. Önderoğlu. On July 1, 2016, the 14th Heavy Penal Court ordered the provisional release of Mr. Ahmet Nesin. They remain charged with “making terror propaganda” under Article 7/2 of the Anti Terror Law, and their first court hearing will be held on November 8, 2016.

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