Mon. Nov 11th, 2019

Turkey seeks extradition of UK barrister over Twitter activity

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Ozcan Keles accused of spreading propaganda, in latest targeting of Erdoğan critics

A British barrister who has given evidence to parliament is facing possible extradition to Turkey on terrorism charges over his Twitter activity.

Ozcan Keles, who is of Turkish descent and holds UK citizenship, appeared at Westminster magistrates court on Monday accused of spreading propaganda online.

The attempt to remove him is the latest in a series of high-profile extradition actions in the British courts against critics or opponents of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/law/2019/may/20/british-barrister-facing-extradition-to-turkey-over-tweets

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