According to press reports, Turkey has applied to France for the extradition of Pınar Selek, who was sentenced this past January to life imprisonment for a 1998 bombing at the Egyptian Bazaar in Istanbul.
[Selek’s trial is] a huge miscarriage of justice. The case of a women who is accused on the basis of no evidence, or statements extracted under torture were used to convict Pinar Selek. The evidence of a bombing is completely lacking; there is no forensic evidence that there was even a bombing in the Spice Bazaar back in 98.
In the same month, Murat Çekiç, Director of Amnesty International – Turkey, declared, “It is time for this mockery of justice to come to an end and this case be put to bed.”
St. Lawrence University