Turkey: ‘World’s Biggest Prison’ for Media

By: Jillian Kestler-DAmours | Aljazeera

Istanbul, Turkey – Former Noble Peace Prize nominee Ragip Zarakolu says he’s been charged with crimes against the state more than 70 times in his life. But those experiences didn’t prepare the Turkish publisher and journalist for his latest stint behind bars.

Zarakolu spent six months last year in a Turkish high-security prison on terrorism-related charges before being released pending trial in April. If convicted, he could spend up to 15 years in jail.

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