The Federal government has expressed relief at the acquittal of human rights activist Peter Steudtner in a process in Turkey. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert welcomed on Monday in Berlin that the allegations against the Berlin case have been left. "With concern," have you taken note, however, that a large number of co-defendants Steudtners had been sentenced to lengthy prison sentences.
In the process against the "Istanbul 10" known human rights activists were killed on Friday, the judgments: During Steudtner and five co-accused of terrorism-were spoken, the charges were met with several Turkish Amnesty activists in prison.
Seibert expressed however the hope that a rapid solution would be the further ongoing procedures against other German nationals, which were documented in Turkey in detention or ban on Leaving. According to information of the Federal foreign office 61 German citizens are currently in a Turkish prison, 65 likely due to the time of departure, the country does not lock to leave.Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 16:19