Monday, April 29, 2019

Editorial cartoonist Musa Kart returns to prison

From the Cartooning for Peace website.

It is with great anger and sadness that Cartooning for Peace has learned that Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart, and some of his former colleagues from the newspaper Cumhuriyet, returned to Kandira prison to serve their sentences.

They surrendered to police to avoid being taken by force.

Cartoonist Musa Kart was sentenced on appeal to a prison term of one year and sixteen days for association with a terrorist group.

Cartooning for Peace strongly denounces this decision and reaffirms its unfailing support for Musa Kart, his family and colleagues.

We invite every associations for the defense of journalism and Human Rights to join the solidarity movement to free Musa Kart and his colleagues.

Musa Kart, laureate of 2018 International Press Cartoon prize of Cartooning for Peace’s foundation

More informations here.

Download the press release: 2019-04-25-PR Musa Kart in prison

"Musa Kart: Meet the Turkish cartoonist jailed over making a holiday booking"

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