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31 Jan, 2018 14:27

Turkey court orders Amnesty chair to be released from jail, pending verdict

A court in Istanbul has ruled for the release from jail of Amnesty International’s Turkey chairman, Taner Kilic, pending a verdict in his trial. Kilic, who was imprisoned in June, is accused of links to cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey says orchestrated the 2016 failed coup attempt. Kilic was accused of using an encrypted mobile messaging application allegedly employed by Gulen’s network. Kilic denies the accusation, AP said. The court ordered on Wednesday that Kilic regularly report to a police station. He is on trial with a group of 10 other activists detained in a police raid in July.