10:45 - 07/18/2017
A Turkish court issued on Tuesday, a decision to maintain the arrest of six human rights activists, including director of Amnesty International in Turkey, in the case criticized by the Organization.
The arrested director of the Turkey branch of the organization in the fifth Edel Isser July with seven other activists and two foreign trainers during a workshop on e-security and information management in Buyukada island south of Istanbul.
And he kept the arrest of six were released while four were placed "under judicial control," according to Andrew Gardner, a researcher at Amnesty International in Turkey.
The arrest sparked international concern and compounded fears of deterioration of freedom of expression in the era of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The verdict comes a day after the testimony of activists testified for the first time Monday before a court in Istanbul, although they have not yet brought before the court as the charges have not been charged formally. Finished / 25