first_img to go further Turkish media freedom’s death throes News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesEvents WomenJudicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize April 2, 2021 Find out more Backed by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the well-known Parisian street artist C215 will use stencils to repeatedly paint the faces of ten imprisoned Turkish journalists across the urban landscape in several Parisian districts on next weekend, May 27 and 28, in a show of solidarity with all journalists detained in Turkey. “Turkey is now the world’s biggest prison for journalists with dozens in pre-trial detention in harsh conditions on absurd charges,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Thanks to the talent of Christian Guémy, better know as C215, we are going to use the Parisian public space to display the faces of those that Erdoğan wants to silence. It is a way to show they are not forgotten, and to get the public and decision-makers to support them. It is an unusual operation born of a union between RSF’s campaigning and the concerns of an artist whose stencil techniques make it possible for a powerful message to reach a wide public.” 19 June: Start of the trial of Ahmet Altan and his brother, also a journalist. 6 July: Resumption of the trial of Murat Aksoy and 28 fellow journalists. 24 July: Start of the trial of Musa Kart, Kadri Gürsel, Ahmet Şık and their Cumhuriyet colleagues. 18 September: Start of the trial of Şahin Alpay and 29 other journalists Receive email alerts Campaigns Other upcoming trials of journalists: Portraits of 10 emblematic journalists Help by sharing this information About C215 Organisation More than 500 #SaveTurkishJournalists stencils will also be distributed in Paris with the aim of allowing anyone to use them to show their solidarity and support for journalists imprisoned in Turkey. News Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.center_img On 15 May, Oğuz Güven became the 12th employee of the opposition daily Cumhuriyet to be jailed in Istanbul. The trial of RSF’s Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, will resume on 8 June. He is facing a possible 14-year jail sentence on a charge of terrorist propaganda. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law May 23, 2017 – Updated on May 26, 2017 Parisian street artist joins RSF in campaign for jailed Turkish journalists Follow the news on Turkey Christian Guémy is a leading Parisian street artist who is well known for his stencil work under the moniker of C125. He began painting in 2006, concentrating on portraits. He is politically committed and uses his work to comment on social issues and news developments. His latest show, “La mauvaise réputation” (Bad Rap), opened last weekend at the Galerie Openspace in Paris and will continue until 1 July. #SaveTurkishJournalists News C215 used the following photos to create the stencil portraits that will be painted on the streets of Paris next weekend (27-28 May). With more than 140 media outlets closed, more than 700 press cards rescinded and more than 100 journalists in prison, Turkey’s media and journalists have been subjected to an unprecedented crackdown since a state of emergency was declared in July 2016. RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more The artist C215 / Credit: Sylvain Lefeuvre TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesEvents WomenJudicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgFormer Michigan State football player Auston Robertson, who admitted to raping a woman last year, was sentenced Wednesday to 43 months to 10 years in prison for the off-campus attack, the Lansing State Journal reported.Robertson, now 21, was dismissed from the Spartans team after being charged in the case but played in 2017 at Garden City (Kan.) Community College after his bond conditions were modified. His bond was revoked after he was arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Garden City.An Ingham County, Mich., judge said at sentencing that there was “evidence of a continuing pattern of conduct” by Robertson, who has had multiple run-ins with the law. Prosecutors agreed to drop two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in exchange for Robertson’s guilty plea. He had faced up to 15 years in prison.A highly sought four-star prospect from Fort Wayne, Ind., the 6-5, 260-pound Robertson chose Michigan State in 2016 over offers from, among others, Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State.He was allowed to enroll in East Lansing after entering a diversionary program following his arrest on misdemeanor battery charges in January 2016, stemming from an October 2015 incident in which he was accused of improperly touching a female high school classmate.last_img read more