Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Is this a democracy or an empire of fear?"

Read Ece Temelkuran's latest article in Al-Akhbar English on the ninth hearing of the Oda TV trial. Among the 13 defendants of the trial are 11 journalists nine of whom have been detained in prison for over eleven months now. The indictment accuses the defendants of 'founding an armed terrorist organization and attempting to overthrow the government'. "Until now the prosecutors have not presented evidence to back up such accusations" says Temelkuran: