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Outspoken Aberdeen University academic arrested in Turkey for criticising the government

An outspoken Aberdeen University academic has been arrested in Turkey for posting critical commentary online about the country’s leader.

  • Kieran Beattie
  • The Press and Journal

Lawyer Hanifi Baris, who graduated from Aberdeen University’s Centre of Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law with a PhD last year, was yesterday arrested by police in Istanbul for “posting items with criminal content on Facebook and Twitter accounts”.

Agop Baris FB pic
Agop Baris
FB pic

Mr Baris, who moved to Turkey after leaving Aberdeen last year to be with his wife and family, could be put behind bars for up to four years for…

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