Sunday, May 13, 2012

Newsfeed - May 13

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11 years for wearing a "poshu"
Cihan Kırmızıgül, a college student at Galatasaray University, has been sentenced for 11 years for, basically, wearing a "poshu." Read the full report on Hurriyet Daily News.

Reminders about Cihan Kırmızıgül case
To read our previous reporting on the case of Cihan Kırmızıgül, please click here and here.

No judicial punishment to police officers in the Hrant Dink case
Delinquent police officers involved in the murder case of the Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink received almost no punishment. Read the full report on Bianet.

Turkey in great company
Turkey ranked in the top five list of "the countries with the most journalists in jail". The other countries are Iran, Eritrea, China and Syria. Read the full report on Bianet.