ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Turkish court docket dominated to launch pop star Gulsen from home arrest, her lawyer stated on Monday, after she was briefly jailed pending trial final month over a quip about non secular faculties.
Gulsen was briefly jailed final month on a cost of incitement to hatred earlier than being moved to accommodate arrest a number of days later.
Her arrest had sparked outrage, with critics saying that she was focused for her assist for LGBT+ rights and liberal views that go in opposition to President Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted AK Get together.
Gulsen’s lawyer, Emek Emre, stated the court docket had accepted a problem in opposition to the home arrest on Monday, including that she was nonetheless banned from touring overseas.
Erdogan, whose AK Get together first got here to energy practically twenty years in the past, himself studied at one of many nation’s first Imam Hatip faculties, non secular establishments which had been based by the state to coach younger males to be imams and preachers.
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Critics say Turkey’s courts obtain directions from Erdogan’s AK Get together and their allies. The federal government says courts are impartial.
(Reporting by Yesim Dikmen; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Modifying by Ece Toksabay)
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