Armenian organizations start Free Zarakolu campaign

Armenian organizations start Free Zarakolu campaign

March 3, 2012 – 13:00 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armen Karo Student Association and the Armenian
Youth Federation of Canada have launched a joint campaign to call for
the release of Turkish journalist, publisher, writer and human rights
advocate Ragip Zarakolu.

Several months ago, 40 intellectuals were arrested in Turkey on
trumped-up charges of terrorism. Among them was Ragip Zarakolu,
operator of one of the few publishing houses in the country which
print books on the Armenian Genocide and other topics deemed taboo.

He is a recipient of the National Library Award of the Republic of
Armenia and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

Free Zarakolu letter-writing campaign kicks off March 8.

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