2012-06-25

Turkish Women's Activist Canan Arın Detained Pending Charges

Hürriyet Daily News:
Canan Arın, a lawyer and women's rights advocate, was detained at a hotel she was staying at in the southeastern province of Gaziantep yesterday on charges of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a 2011 speech.

Arın, who is also the founder of the Mor Çatı (Purple Roof) Women’s Shelter Foundation, was detained by police officers at her hotel room at around 5:30 a.m. on claims that she insulted Prophet Muhammad in a speech she made in 2011, Burcu Karakaş of daily Milliyet reported. ...