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O'Hara Factor
Sunday, July 30, 2006

UA professor may be jailed in Turkey for practicing freedom of speech

Elif Shafak
UA assistant professor Elif Shafak
from her website

The Arizona Republic reports today that Turkey may jail University of Arizona Near Eastern studies assistant professor Elif Shafak for up to three years for "insulting Turkishness" by criticizing Turkey's genocide of Armenians.

So far she's not jailed, but she has been interrogated by Turkish authorities and still could be jailed. Very distressing. Keep her in your prayers.

Update: Second link corrected.

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