12 December 2011

Turkish Political Scientist Büşra Ersanli Under Arrest

Yesterday The Guardian ran this essay by Ayça Çubukçu on political repression in Turkey and, in particular, on the arrest of political scientist Büşra Ersanlı. Professor Ersnali was arrested under expansive "anti-Terror" legislation. You can find a post here from Amnesty International regarding her case and one from Human Rights Watch here. The bottom line is that Ersanli's arrest is part of a pattern in which individuals are being detained for taking part in peaceful and legal political activity.

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