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

More from World

All 2,775 stranded tourists rescued from storm-hit Indian islands

A fleet of ships and helicopters evacuated 2,775 tourists, including many foreigners, stranded due to a cyclonic...

US commits 200 more troops to Syria

The United States is to send another 200 troops to Syria, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday, bringing the...

Opposition candidate wins Ghanaian elections with nearly 54 per cent

Ghanaian opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo ousted President John Dramani Mahama in this week’s presidential...

Britain's Johnson expresses understanding for Saudi strikes in Yemen

Greater efforts need to be made to find a political solution to the conflict in Yemen, British Foreign Minister...

56 reported killed in twin suicide blasts in Nigeria

Some 56 people were killed Friday in north-eastern Nigeria when two female suicide bombers detonated explosives at a...