EFJ supports Erol Önderoğlu, facing 14 years in prison

On the eve of the start of the trial of RSF’s Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, who is facing a possible 14-year prison sentence, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) joined 16 press freedom and human rights NGOs in expressing support for this journalist and staunch defender of the right to inform in Turkey. The below-named freedom of expression, human rights and journalists’ organisations denounce the judicial persecution of journalists in Turkey, and especially the journalist Erol Önderoğlu, who represents the press freedom watchdog Reporters without Borders (RSF) in the country. Erol faces a lengthy jail sentence for his work defending…