Who is Ahmed Altan?
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Why was Ahmet Altan Arrested?
The Istanbul First Criminal Court at Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse ruled for the arrest of Altanwhich. He was accused of orchestrating the failed coup attempt of July 15 hours after his detainment for the second time as part of the investigation.
The Turkish court cleared journalist Ahmet Altan as well as Nazli Ilicak of charges related to violating the constitution.
A lower court will re-hear the cases against all three journalists following the higher court ruling.
The case drew criticism from rights groups and Turkey’s Western allies over the post-coup crackdown. As well as over erosion of judicial independence under President Tayyip Erdogan.
Erdogan’s government has jailed more than 77,000 people pending trial since the abortive putsch. Widespread arrests are still routine in a crackdown critics say demonstrates growing autocracy in Turkey.
150,000 people from the military, public & private sectors have been sacked or suspended over alleged links to Gulen’s network.
U.S.-based Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in Pennyslvania since 1999, and his followers deny coup-plotting.
Ten and thousands of Hong Kong protesters flood city streets in largest rally in weeks
Source: AFP- A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a defiant show to the city’s leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, despite mounting violence and increasingly stark warnings from Beijing.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters carrying umbrellas poured across the heart of Hong Kong island defying torrential rain and a police order not to march from a park where they had gathered earlier for a rally.
Weeks of demonstrations have plunged the financial hub into crisis, with images of masked black-clad protesters engulfed by tear gas during street battles against riot police stunning a city once renowned for its stability.
Sunday’s action, which organisers the Civil Human Rights Front said drew more than 1.7 million in the largest rally in weeks, was billed as a return to the “peaceful” origins of the leaderless protest movement.
“It’s been a long day and we’re very tired, but to see so many people out in the rain marching for Hong Kong gives strength to everyone,” said Danny Tam, a 28-year-old graphic designer.
The unprecedented political crisis was sparked by opposition to a plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland.