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
Swedish naval vessels are continuing to scour a stretch of water near the capital Stockholm, amid suspicions that a Russian submarine may be lurking there. The Swedish military says it could use force against a foreign military vessel if one is found. Russia denies involvement.
News caught up with this cartoon, which was based on a Turkish cartoonist facing 9 years in prison for doing a cartoon of Erdogan. He was acquitted earlier today. Still, I think the cartoon is relevant for the current state of Turkey. Also, it's nearly Halloween. And perhaps most important, it was a fun cartoon to draw :)