Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mock 'anti-terror' persecution in Turkey pretends to silence dissidence

The fascist nature of the Turkish state may become more evident now as ten citizens who apparently mentioned online the actions of a hacker network known as Redhack are being accused of "terrorism" and asked 8.5 to 24 years in prison. 

What Turkey is trying to do with this is to silence the dissidence: not only a hacker group cannot be considered "terrorist" (what kind of "terror" would they cause?) but persecuting citizens for just using their supposed right to speak freely as alleged terrorist, when not even any sort of terrorism is involved at all, only evidences how weak is the Turkish Republic and how far it is from being a democracy. 

The "terrorist" organization Redhack is similar to Anonymous, demanding the right of the people to know the truth. 

An Ankara Court has accepted an indictment against RedHack, a Turkish hacker group, seeking prison sentences of 8.5 to 24 years for its members as “members of a terrorist group.”

RedHack has denied the allegations, saying 10 people currently held under arrest have had no ties with the group, and that the allegations of terrorism simply part of the government’s policy against all of its opponents in the country, speaking to the Hürriyet Daily News.

“We just demand freedom and unlimited information. That’s why they call us terrorists. Those 10 people have no ties with us, they are only innocent people who shared the news [on online platforms] about us,” a RedHack member told the Hürriyet Daily Newsyesterday via instant messaging over Twitter.

The indictment likened Redhack’s activities to those of such outlawed leftist organizations as the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) or the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

... continue reading at Kasama

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