Sunday, February 5, 2012

"Usual Suspects" Educated About Potential Arrest

Members of the Progressive Lawyers Association [PLA] declared that they would be starting a new seminar aimed at educating all dissident citizens, starting with students, journalists, academics, and writers on the terminology of arrest and what that legally entails, such as "evidence" or "take under custody." The "Usual Suspects Education" will thus provide important strategic information involved in the processes of arrest, detention and sentence.

In her press release to Bianet, attorney Evrim Deniz Karatana put their objectives as follows: "Anyone who exercises his or her democratic rights may face detention or arrest one day. [...] PLA aims at providing legal assistance to all 'usual suspects' and enumerating their rights protected by international codes and contracts in an effort to minimize the detrimental effects of these wide-spread unlawful practices on all levels of society."

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