Turkey: Well-known doctor sentenced to prison for “disseminating propaganda”

December 15, 2018

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In Turkey, Dr. Gençay Gürsoy, founder and former president of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA), was sentenced by an Istanbul Court to two years and three months in prison on the charge of “disseminating propaganda for an armed terrorist organization.”

According to Physicians for Human Rights, which condemns the sentencing, Dr. Gürsoy is being targeted after having signed on to a petition. This petition, titled “We Will Not be Party to These Crimes”, calls on the Turkish government to cease violence against civilians.

Source: Press release PHR, 12 December 2018