Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Turkish woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for insulting President Erdogan

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The leading figure from Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) was sentenced to almost 10 years in prison on terror charges over social media posts mocking President Erdogan.
Canan Kaftancioglu, 47, was sentenced to nine years, eight months and 20 days in prison on charges of spreading terrorist propaganda, insulting the state, insulting the president, insulting public officials and provoking public enmity, according to the 37th High Criminal Court in Istanbul.
There is no freedom of speech or journalism in Turkey.
Under the Turkish blasphemy law the president himself placed at the same level of the Prophet Muhammad and anyone who criticizes Erdogan faces a prison sentence.
The Islamic state of Turkey and all the terrorist organizations share the same dangerous Islamic ideology.
Erdogan – the occupier of northern Cyprus, whose army massacres women and children in Kurdish villages, inside and outside Turkey – should be persecuted by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
In recent years, many Western countries and intelligence organizations have reportedly accused Turkey's regime of supporting terrorist and militant groups in the Middle East in an attempt to prevent intensification of "pro-Western" democratic groups such as the Kurds.