Turkish Medical Association chief convicted of terrorism over media interview
Times of IsraelJan 11, 2023Jan 11, 2023
Fincanci is the latest activist to be convicted under Turkey’s sweeping and undemocratic anti-terrorism laws. A forensic expert, she has spent much of her career documenting torture and ill-treatment, and this case is no different as she is clearly not participating in terrorist propaganda. Free speech is compromised in Turkey, and Fincanci is the latest activist targeted under these terror propaganda laws.
Fincanci's sentencing is fair given that she broke the law by disseminating information developed by the PKK — a banned group and notorious terrorist organization. Her claims also slander Turkey’s armed forces and insult the country.