Mr Sadullah Ergin
Minister of Justice
12. October 2010
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.
Member of Norwegian PEN, WiPC