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Clooney Foundation for Justice Statement on the Trial of Cansu Pişkin in Turkey

The Clooney Foundation for Justice is concerned by the use of Turkey’s Anti-Terror Law during the trial of Cansu Pişkin. Turkey holds the current world record for the number of journalists in prison. Against the backdrop of an intensive crackdown on both civil society and free expression, and in light of the findings contained in the TrialWatch Fairness Report released today, the Clooney Foundation for Justice calls on the Government of Turkey to ensure application of its Anti-Terror Law is wholly consistent with human rights law, including in particular the right to freedom of expression.