HRF welcomes the ECHR's ruling that Turkey's authoritarian regime acted illegally in detaining two journalists.

Mar 20, 2018

(Deutsche Welle) – The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday that Turkey had acted illegally in detaining two journalists despite the Supreme Court issuing an order for their release.

Mehmet Atlan and Sahin Alpay were two of hundreds of journalists arrested on tenuous terror charges after the July 2016 failed coup attempt. It is the first ECHR verdict on the situation facing journalists in Turkey.

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