[And Oliver Stone was but a wee lad with a sling-shot, the 30th edition is well out.]
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Prosecutors seek up to five years of imprisonment for Turkish journalist and anchorwoman Sedef Kabaş for her tweet in which she called on citizens not to forget the name of the judge who dropped the Dec. 17, 2013 corruption probe that involved high-profile names and former Cabinet members.
An indictment has been prepared by the prosecutors on charges of “targeting people involved in the fight against terrorism and making threats,” which is punishable with jail time from one-and-a-half years to five years.
Now Billy Hayes was given four years and then another thirty for good Turkish measure; they were ever so fond of Richard Nixon and his slick policies in the day.
According to the source, the anchorwoman was but suggesting a historical remembrance. Which is apparently now illegal to Tweet in Turkey by punishment in an actual Turkish Prison.
Not The Martha Stewart Penance and Republican Gubernatorial Correctional Estates.
“Do not forget the name of the judge who decided not to pursue the proceedings in the Dec. 17 probe,” Kabaş tweeted. She was referring to a massive graft probe which was officially dropped on Dec. 16 when the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office rejected an objection to its decision to not pursue proceedings in the case.
Kabaş was detained on Dec. 30 at her house, after which police started to search the dwelling. Kabaş told news website Radikal that she was detained on charges of “targeting people who are involved in anti-terror operations.”
Imagine Nicole having Tweeted something critical of, say, Allan West via Twitter … and On Air and maybe even in person? Bam! Midnight Express induced phobia every damn day.
Freedom of speech is the newest natural high to depress upon first sighting.