Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Free Musa Kart

From Cartoonists Rights International.

Cartoonists at the Cartooning for Peace conference in Addis Ababa on World Press Freedom Day in May 2019.

On this 24 July 2019, the Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and his former colleagues Önder Çelik, Kemal Güngör, Hakan Kara, Güray Öz and Emre İper have been in custody for three months. 

Musa Kart is serving an unjustified sentence of 1 year and 16 days for "association with a terrorist organization".

On this sad anniversary, the association and the foundation Cartooning for Peace (CFP) and Cartoonist Rights Network International (CRNI) would like to reaffirm their unwavering support for Musa Kart, his family and his imprisoned colleagues. 

They take this opportunity to reiterate their call for the immediate release of Musa Kart and his five courageous colleagues and the rejection of all charges against the former Cumhuriyet staff wrongly accused.

CFP and CRNI invite all associations defending journalism and human rights to join the solidarity movement to free Musa Kart and his colleagues and thus support the freedom of expression.


For more information

- Article on Cartooning for Peace's website – press cartoons campaign
- The Swiss Foundation Cartooning for Peace – Musa Kart, laureate of the Cartooning for Peace Prize
-Article on CRNI’s website – Musa Kart’s opening statement at trial

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