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Amnesty International Issues Statement on Re-Arrest of Writer Altan in Turkey

Nov 12, 2019 - Targeted News Service

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 ...