UN judge under arrest in Turkey

By REUTERS
November 9, 2016 18:05

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

AMSTERDAM - A Turkish judge on the UN court trying crimes from the Yugoslav wars and the Rwandan genocide has been arrested in Turkey in connection with July's coup attempt, in violation of his diplomatic immunity, the court's president said.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, court president Theodor Meron said Turkey had ignored his requests to visit Judge Aydin Sedaf Akay since his arrest on Sept. 21, which Meron said risked violating Akay's judicial independence."The UN Office of Legal Affairs has requested his release from detention and the cessation of all legal proceedings against him," Meron said. The arrest is believed to be the first occasion on which a UN judge's immunity has been violated.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
July 23, 2019
Iran VP: International coalition to protect Gulf will bring insecurity

By REUTERS

Cookie Settings