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O'Hara Factor
Monday, July 31, 2006

Shafak to stand trial Sept. 21 in Istanbul court

Elif Shafak
UA assistant professor Elif Shafak
from her website

UA assistant professor Elif Shafak's court date is September 21 in Istanbul according to a new report coming out of Turkey. According to the Guardian, nobody has been convicted under the law known as "Article 301", but the Arizona Republic notes that "Many authors, publishers and journalists have been charged under Article 301."

Looks like legal harassment rather than actual danger of jail. Nonetheless, it's completely unjust. Nothing heard from the university so far, even though it appears this has been going on for a while.

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