Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Newsfeed - April 11

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Another journalist and two more students arrested

Read about the arrest of yet another journalist and two more college students, who were reporting and participating at (respectively) the Newroz celebrations in Istanbul, on GIT - North America.

Zarakolu released

Read about the release of publisher and human rights activist Ragıp Zarakolu, who spent more than five months in pre-trial detention, on GIT - North America.

The European Court of Human Rights punishes Turkey on pepper spray use

Read about the sentence of the Human Rights court against Turkey, which has a bearing on the way in which the police deals with peaceful protesters in Turkey, on GIT - North America.

Homophobia in Turkish capital

Read about the homophobic remarks of Melih Gökçek, the mayor of Ankara, on our Hate Speech page.