• Turkey: Singer Pınar Sağ ten months in prison for praising revolutionary leader

    NEWS Turkey: Singer Pınar Sağ sentenced to ten months in prison On 27 January 2011, Turkish folk music singer Pınar Sağ was sentenced to ten months in prison for praising leftist revolutionary Ibrahim Kaypakkaya at the 2009 Traditional 9th Munzur Natur and Culture Festival in Dersim, reported Bianet.org Pınar Sağ was facing a prison sentence […]
  • Turkey: Musician faces four years imprisonment

    NEWS 20 September 2010 Turkey: Musician faces four years imprisonment The Turkish folk music artist Pınar Sağ faces imprisonment of a total of four years for allegedly praising leftist revolutionary İbrahim Kaypakkaya and for criticizing the killing of 17 people by security forces. Pinar Sağ said in her defence: “I advocated for peace”. This was […]
  • Turkey: Folk singer and poet on trial for “praising crime”

    NEWS Turkey:Folk singer and poet on trial for ‘praising crime’ Tunceli Prosecution Office has filed a case against folk singer Pınar Sağ and poet Mehmet Özcan charging them with two years prison sentences for “praising crime”. Prosecutor Halil Gümüş’s indictment states that Pınar Sağ sang a song at an open air meeting on 29 March […]
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