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Turkey: Composer convicted of ‘blasphemy’

April 16, 2013

A Turkish court has convicted pianist and composer Fazil Say of blasphemy and inciting hatred over a series of comments he made on Twitter last year.

The musician was given a suspended 10-month jail term. His lawyer, Meltem Akyol, said his client would have to serve the term if he committed a similar offence within the next five years.

The Guardian

And the response from the European Union…?

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