Roj Women’s Association joins PEN International in condemning the life sentence served in late January against writer, sociologist and feminist Pınar Selek.
See Roj Women’s Assembly statement about this case (in Turkish) below.
Selek is accused of involvement in an explosion over 14 years ago, although she has been acquitted three times previously. The decision was also made despite the conclusions of numerous experts that the 1998 explosion was a tragic accident caused by a leaking gas canister. Detained for two and a half years before being freed pending trial, Selek is now living abroad and the hearing was in absentia. An arrest warrant has been issued against her.