2010: Turkey: Ragip Zarakolu

Mr Sadullah Ergin
Minister of Justice
06669 Kizilay

12. October 2010


Your Excellency,

Trial of Publisher Ragip Zarakolu Postponed 

The trial of Ragip Zarakolu, publisher and free expression activist, has been postponed until 2 December 2010. He is accused of spreading propaganda seen to support the banned Kurdish Worker’s Party (PKK), following his publication Mehmet Güler’s book The KCK File/The Global State and Kurds Without a State. The Writers in Prison Committee of Norwegian PEN is disappointed to learn that Ragip Zarakolu is being tried in contravention of international standards safeguarding the right to freedom of expression.


Yours sincerely

Annaguli Yildam,
Member of Norwegian PEN, WiPC