[Turkey] Selek faces retrial as acquittal is overturned again

Writer, sociologist and feminist Pınar Selek is yet again facing trial on charges she has already been acquitted of an astounding three times. If found guilty, she faces life in prison with no chance of parole. English PEN and PEN International Writers in Prison Committee are seriously concerned that Selek is being subjected to a campaign of judicial harassment as a means of penalising her for her long standing support for and work on minority groups in Turkey. Selek fled Turkey a number of years ago as a result of the charges she is still facing, and cannot return to the country and resume her work due to the threat of arrest and detention.

For more information, please visit the PEN International website.


Send appeals:

  • Expressing concern that another trial has been opened against Pınar Selek on charges of which she has already been acquitted three times.
  • Urging that the charges against Selek are dismissed.

Appeals to:

His Excellency Mr. Ünal Çeviköz
43 Belgrave Square
Fax: 020 7393 9213

Mr Sadullah Ergin
Minister of Justice
06669 Kızılay
Fax: 00 90 312 419 3370

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Cat Lucas is English PEN's Writers at Risk Programme Manager

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