Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ragip Zarakolu: Human Rights Symbol in Modern Turkey Applies to European Court of Human Rights

Bulent Gokay writes on Ragip Zarakolu as human rights symbol in Turkey and the role of liberty and freedom in achieving global power: "For his courage, patience, intellectual rigor and pursuit of genuine democracy, Ragip Zarakolu received IPA Freedom to Publish awards in 2008; he received awards in 1995 and 2007 from the Turkey Publishers Association, the NOVIB/PEN Free Expression Award in 2003, and in 2010, he was given the National Library Award of Armenia."

Read more of the article in Open Democracy here.

Ragıp Zarakolu, arrested journalist, publisher, writer and human rights advocate, has been nominated for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize by Swedish parliamentarians. His lawyers have reportedly filed a suit at the European Court of Human Rights to challenge the prosecutor’s orders that led to his arrest on Nov. 1, 2011. Visit here to read the rest of news article on the law suit.