Turkey: Swedish tourist arrested in Istanbul for insulting Prime Minister

Posted on July 1, 2013 • Filed under: Mediterranean, Tourist Arrested

According to hurriyetdailynews.com, a Swedish tourist was released by an Istanbul court today after being held under arrest for two days on charges of “insulting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan” and other state officials in Turkish during protests in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on June 29. Sarah Olsson was detained June 29 during a protest in Taksim Square regarding the deadly police intervention in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır’s Lice district. Read article

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