Trial of RSF’s Turkey representative postponed for 4th time

first_img News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Organisation Related documents amicus_erol_vf_signe.pdfPDF – 1020.4 KB Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s decision by an Istanbul court to postpone the trial of its Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, and two co-defendants until 26 December, and reiterates its call for their acquittal. It was the latest in a series of postponements in their trial on the baseless charge of “terrorist propaganda” for taking part in a campaign of solidarity with the pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem.Representatives from RSF’s international secretariat (from its German section and its Brussels bureau) attended today’s hearing, the fourth in eight months. Although it lasted no more than ten minutes, RSF managed to submit an amicus brief intended to help the court decide to dismiss the case.The court nonetheless decided to postpone the trial in order to allow time to contact and question one of the other two defendants, the writer Ahmet Nesin, who is now a refugee in France and is being tried in absentia. The third defendant is human rights defender Şebnem Korur Fincancı.“Not only do we want to be acquitted but we also want all the guilty verdicts already issued for other participants in this solidarity campaign to be quashed on appeal,” Önderoğlu said as he left the courtroom. “And we hope that the justice system will use this delay to realize the importance of the role of independent journalism and civil society.”A total of 56 journalists, human rights defenders and intellectuals took part in the solidarity campaign, taking turns at being Özgür Gündem’s “editor for a day” from May to August 2016 because it had been hounded by the justice system. Forty-one of them are being prosecuted.Önderoğlu, Fincancı and Nesin were the only ones to have been placed in pre-trial detention for their role in the solidarity campaign. That was a year ago, when they were held for ten days before being freed conditionally. They are charged with propaganda on behalf of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), condoning crime and inciting crime.Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, between Democratic Republic of Congo and the Sultanate of Brunei. The media freedom situation in Turkey was already worrying but it has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the July 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media outlets have been closed and more than 100 journalists are currently in prison. Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Credit: Yasin Akgül /AFP to go further News RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey June 8, 2017 Trial of RSF’s Turkey representative postponed for 4th time Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Evanoff Announces ‘Dusk Before Dawn Tour’ and Releases New Single

first_imgEvanoff ‘Dusk Before Dawn’ Fall 2017 Tour9.6 – The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ9.8 – Taos Mesa Breweing – Taos, NM9.9 – Shady Park – Tempe, AZ9.22 – The Belly Up – Aspen, CO w/ Ghostland Observatory9.23 – Mishawaka Ampitheatre – Bellvue, CO w/ Ghostland Observatory9.24 – The Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO w/ Ghostland Observatory9.29 – Animas City Theatre – Durango, CO9.30 – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO10.4 – Gillie’s – Kearney, NE10.5 – VEGA – Lincoln, NE10.6 – The Elbo Room – Chicago, IL10.7 – The Loft – Lansing, MI10.13 – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD10.14 – Stella Blues – New Haven, CT10.21 – Foam Brewers – Burlington, VT Denver-based power-trio Evanoff is a musical beast that fuses electronic dance music with sweet and lofty moments of classic rock, producing what they’ve coined “Dream Rock.” Created by JJ Evanoff,  Jake Hall, and Parker Oberholzer, the three youngins’ are now releasing their debut EP, Dusk Before Dawn. JJ Evanoff and company have been busy preparing this chronicled journey, with the release of the lead single off the EP, “Crowd Control.”According to JJ Evanoff, “Crowd Control is the second piece of music in our concept EP, Dark Before Dawn, which reflects upon my first-hand experience with Syrian refugees whilst on a 20-hour train ride from Southern France to Munich, Germany back in 2015. The musical storyline of the album attempts to narrate the journey of a war-torn refugee, and the mental-emotional battle they experience as they transition from the chaos of their home country to finding peace in their new life. “Crowd Control” is the second episode in that story.What was so fulfilling creatively about writing Crowd Control, was the ability to combine the influence of all our current favorite musical genres—funk, future bass, and rock—into one fluid musical composition. The song also highlights Jake Hall on drums and our favorite aspects as performing musicians, including dancey grooves and psychedelic jam breakdowns, to complex electronic production. “Crowd Control” has been our favorite song to play in our live shows since we wrote it back in April of this year, so we are glad to be able to transfer the same energy into our studio recording.”Listen to Evanoff’s new track, “Crowd Control” below. You can catch Evanoff on the road this fall, as they embark on a nationwide tour including three Colorado shows supporting Ghostland Observatory. For a full list of dates and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website.last_img read more

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