External Content

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Turkey has sentenced a judge at a U.N. war crimes court to 7 years and six months in prison on charges of "membership in a terrorist organization", the court in the Hague, Netherlands said on Thursday.

Judge Aydin Sedaf Akay has been held since September, one of tens of thousands of Turkish officials arrested in a crackdown on people and organisations after a foiled coup in which hundreds died.

The U.N. court said in a statement that Turkey's actions violated international law, as Akay should enjoy diplomatic immunity.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; editing by Ralph Boulton)

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.







Click here to see more newsletters

swissinfo EN

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

Join us on Facebook!

Reuters