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Dubious Theft Overshadows IPA, PEN Court Visit in Turkey


Representatives of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and PEN International who arrived in Istanbul’s Silivri district to watch the ongoing Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) trial met with a dubious surprise when the realized that their files pertaining to the trial had been stolen from their automobile despite the presence of gendarmerie troops 15 meters away.
Bjorn Smith-Simonsen, the chair of IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee, Alexis Krikorian, the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Director, Sara Whyatt, the director of PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee, and PEN International’s Deputy Chair Eugene Schoulginarrived in Istanbul to monitor the trial and show their solidarity with the writers, journalists and publishers facing charges within the scope of the KCK probe.

(via English :: Dubious Theft Overshadows IPA, PEN Representatives’ Court Visit - Bianet)
Dubious Theft Overshadows IPA, PEN Court Visit in Turkey

Representatives of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and PEN International who arrived in Istanbul’s Silivri district to watch the ongoing Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) trial met with a dubious surprise when the realized that their files pertaining to the trial had been stolen from their automobile despite the presence of gendarmerie troops 15 meters away.

Bjorn Smith-Simonsen, the chair of IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee, Alexis Krikorian, the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Director, Sara Whyatt, the director of PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee, and PEN International’s Deputy Chair Eugene Schoulginarrived in Istanbul to monitor the trial and show their solidarity with the writers, journalists and publishers facing charges within the scope of the KCK probe.

(via English :: Dubious Theft Overshadows IPA, PEN Representatives’ Court Visit - Bianet)

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