Turkish Journalists Who Reprinted 'Charlie Hebdo' Images May Be Jailed

April 9, 2015 7:20 AM

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Turkish Journalists Who Reprinted 'Charlie Hebdo' Images May Be Jailed

Two Turkish columnists who reprinted caricatures of Prophet Muhammed from the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo risk jail time for “insulting people’s religious values,” according to an indictment from Turkish prosecutors published by their secular employer, the Cumhuriyet Daily newspaper.

“We are being threatened with prison for defending free speech,” one of the accused, Ceyda Karan, told Reuters. “To threaten a journalist because he or she printed a drawing that does not include an insult can only come from a religious, authoritarian government.”

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