Last week, three journalists in Turkey were sentenced to life in prison over allegations of their involvement in the 2016 coup attempt. Their alleged crime was to have broadcast and printed ‘subliminal messages’ inciting people to overthrow the government. Three other people also received life sentences, while another journalist Deniz Yucel was released after a year in detention following the intervention of the German government. These convictions quite clearly show the level of repression that exists in Turkey at the moment and is a clear danger for labour and human rights activists in that country.
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