Cartoonists all over the world have responded to the news that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called upon state prosecutors to put cartoonist Musa Kart on trial over a drawing published in February 2014. Kart faced over nine years in jail if convicted but happily the case was dismissed almost immediately after it opened on the 23rd of October 2014.
Cartoonist around the worlds should unite against suppression. / "Cumhuriyet daily Cartoonist Musa Kart has been cleared of charges that he had insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan -- who was prime minister when Kart drew a picture of him during an infamous corruption investigation last year. "
The Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart was today acquitted of the charge of insulting the president Erdogan. However, the decision was appealed by a lawyer representing Erdogan, who ask for Kart a prison sentence of 10 months. This is a ridicolous claim. Evidently, Erdogan would like to see the Turkish justice as a hologram at his command.
Judge Cuno Tarfusser, Single Judge of Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), reviewed motu proprio the detention of the suspects in the case The Prosecutor v. Bemba, Kilolo et al. and ordered the release of Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido.
Western politicians "do not understand the essence of Russia" is an opinion, first deputy head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin said at a closed-door meeting with members of the international discussion club "Valdai". "There Putin - Russia has no Putin - No Russia" - announced the key thesis that most clearly reflects the current state of our country and its citizens, Volodin