Turkish author Aslı Erdoğan’s detention ‘breaches convention on human rights’

The imprisonment of celebrated novelist Aslı Erdoğan breaches both Turkey’s constitution and the European convention on human rights, according to prominent lawyers and human rights activists.

The 18 experts, who include judges and academics, said the pre-trial detention of the writer was an extreme measure, seemingly imposed with the intent of reducing political opposition to, and criticism of, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s regime.


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