Committee to Protect Journalists published a letter submitted by Füsun Erdoğan, one of Turkey's jailed journalists.
Entitled "In letter from Turkish jail, journalist describes ordeal", the letter accounts to Füsun Erdoğan's 7 year trial process which started with her detention on 12 September 2006.
Founder and editor-in-chief of Özgür Radyo (Free Radio), Erdoğan was arrested in 2006 for "being a MLKP illegal organization member".
Erdoğan only stood trial 14 months after her detention and never learned why she was kept in prison due to a court confidentiality order on the trial.
"From the moment I was pushed into that vehicle, I lost sense of time and place because I was sandwiched between the front and rear seats, and my eyes were covered. I did not know where they were taking me," Erdoğan wrote.
Emphasizing on the ill-treatment Erdoğan received during her detention as well as imprisonment, CPJ pledged to resume its campaign to defend the defend the rights of Turkey's jailed journalists.
The chief prosecutor charged Erdoğan with life sentence for "being an illegal organization member". Her next hearing is scheduled to March 12, 2013 in Istanbul.
Click here to read the original letter.
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