Turkey: Singer and human rights activist Ferhat Tunc arrested


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17 July 2003


Turkey: Singer and human rights activist Ferhat Tunç arrested
Singer and human rights activist Ferhat Tunç, jailed for alleged separatist incitement, said that he still faces charges even though he was earlier released from jail.
Story from dozame.org

Background information:
Ferhat Tunc interview (Sept. 2001)


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