Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Selek case to be discussed at a conference in Strasbourg

A conference is taking place today (April 18) in Strasbourg with the cosponsorship of various French and Turkish non-governmental organizations that is focused on the case of Pınar Selek, a sociologist who has been on trial for an explosion that took place at the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul on July 9, 1998.

Entitled "The Pınar Selek Affair: An emblematic case of the criminalization of civil society and the problems of the judiciary in Turkey," the conference will include presentations by Karin Karakaşlı (author, journalist), Akın Atalay (Selek and Ahmet Şık's lawyer), Oral Çalışlar (journalist) and many others. For a full report in English, visit Bianet.