Tag Archives: political repression

Turkey | Turkey sentences 4 journalists to life in prison, releases and indicts another

Istanbul, February 16, a Turkish court handed life sentences to Ahmet Altan, an internationally recognized novelist and former chief editor for the shuttered daily Taraf; Mehmet Altan, an academic, columnist, and TV host, most recently with shuttered outlets Can Erzincan TV and the daily Özgür Düşünce; Nazlı Ilıcak, a veteran journalist, columnist, and TV host, most recently with shuttered outlets Can Erzincan TV and the daily Özgür Düşünce; and Fevzi Yazıcı, former layout editor for the shuttered daily Zaman. The four, who have been jailed since 2016, were found guilty of attempting to topple Turkey’s constitutional order in the failed July 2016 coup attempt through their journalistic activities, according to news reports.

Supporter of Donbas falls into danger in Russia

The Migration Department of the Police of St. Petersburg is going to expel the supporter of the Donetsk peoples republic for the opposition activities in Russia. Irina Vorontsova is a citizen of Ukraine. In 2009, she married a Russian citizen and lived in St. Petersburg. Together with her husband, Vorontsova participates in the activities of the opposition party “Other Russia”. This party is headed by writer Eduard Limonov, its former name – the National Bolshevik Party. In 2015, Vorontsova and her husband went to the Donetsk People’s Republic to support its struggle against the Kiev regime. As a result, the spouses got into the base of the site “Peacemaker”, which the Ukrainian fascists use to intimidate political opponents.
November 6, 2017 police detained Vorontsova for the taking part in “Other Russia” public event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, although she only stood aside and photographed what was happening. After that, the migration department of the St. Petersburg police filed Vorontsova in court for administrative offenses. The court found Vorontsova guilty, after court’s decision police canceled the residence permit for Vorontsova and banned her entry to Russia for three years. The police did not take into account that Vorontsova is married to a Russian citizen, and the separation of the family is a violation of privacy according to the European Convention on Human Rights. The deportation of Vorontsova to Ukraine threatens her with imprisonment for complicity with the terrorist organization – up to 15 years in prison. The Kiev regime, in spite of the lack of a regulatory framework, regards the DPR as a terrorist organization.

Poland | Le pCF et l’Humanité doivent être solidaires de nos camarades Polonais

par Danielle Bleitrach

Le 1er février 2018 en Haute-Silésie, s’ouvre le procès contre les militants du Parti communiste polonais. Ils sont menacés de prison pour avoir exprimé leur opinion sur la Pologne Populaire dans leur revue Brzask.

Alors qu’en Pologne, l’extrême-droite tient le haut du pavé et peut exprimer en toute liberté son adhésion au fascisme et son antisémitisme, l’Institut de la mémoire, ce ministère de la vérité orwellien qui a été institué et qui a compétence pour poursuivre les citoyens, pour supprimer les crédits aux historiens et à tous ceux qui font un travail historique, agit en toute imponité en Europe.

Israel | Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi



A group of social activists headed by Angela Davis signed a public appeal to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. They demand to release a famous US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Here is their call to authorities.