When the president appointed a political ally as rector of Boğaziçi University, students launched an ongoing protest on behalf of academic freedom; the police have reacted with violence, arrests and judicial harassment.
Working with lawyers and judges from all over Europe, PEN Norway has commissioned a series of in-depth reports into indictments that have taken place during the past 5 years in cases against the media, human rights activists and civil society in Turkey.
Those detained were secretary, poet, and translator Hanna Komar; project manager, poet, and translator Uladzimir Liankievic; and translator Siarzh Miadzvedzeu.
All language versions of the Wikipedia website have been banned since April 2017. The Turkish authorities say they imposed the ban after Wikipedia refused to remove an article alleging Turkish government support for terrorist groups in Syria.
Six months after Caruana Galizia was murdered, those who ordered the killing remain unidentified; members of the establishment continue to sue her for libel; some ridicule her memory.
Organisations from around the world call on the EU to “be less deferential” towards Turkey.
Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was recently recovered from a kidnapping. Rather than releasing her to her family, the Pakistani government is arbitrarily holding her in custody.
ARTICLE 19, PEN International, PEN Norway and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemn this clear violation of fair trial rights and call for their immediate release, and for all charges to be dropped.