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Turkey: Rights Groups to monitor criminal trial against journalists accused of participating in coup


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Turkey: Rights Groups to monitor criminal trial against journalists accused of participating in coup

On 19 June, the first hearing will take place in a trial concerning 17 defendants, including a number of journalists. Among the defendants are prominent novelists and political commentators, Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak. The case is the first trial of journalists accused of taking part in last year’s failed coup attempt, and may shed light on how the courts will approach numerous cases concerning the right to freedom of expression and the right to a fair trial under the state of emergency.


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.