Amnesty International Issues Statement on Re-Arrest of Writer Altan in Turkey
Amnesty International issued the following statement by Europe Director Marie Struthers on a court decision to re-arrest writer Ahmet Altan after he was released from jail following three years of pre-trial detention:
"It is shocking to hear that Ahmet Altan will once again be re-arrested following the prosecutor's appeal against his release.
"He was prosecuted, jailed and convicted without a shred of evidence, purely because of his opinions. It is impossible to see this decision as ...