Rights group slams court for closed-door decision in journalist trial

Human Rights Watch slams a Turkish court for deciding to hold a trial of two journalists who reported on alleged weapons shipments from Turkey to Syrian fighters behind closed doors.

Emma Sinclair-Webb, a researcher with Human Rights Watch observing the trial, refers to the decision as a "travesty of justice."

The court ruled on the matter after accepting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish intelligence agency MIT as sub-plaintiffs in the case.

Last update: Fri, 25/03/2016 - 11:45

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