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Prominent Turkish lawyer defiant after jail sentence over media trial

Eren Keskin, a prominent human rights lawyer, was among four defendants sentenced to prison on terror-linked charges Monday in a newspaper trial that raised concerns over media freedom in Turkey.

ISTANBUL ­— More than four years after the state-ordered shuttering of the pro-Kurdish newspaper Ozgur Gundem, a Turkish court issued jail sentences Monday to four of its administrators on terror-related charges.

Among the convicted was Eren Keskin, a prominent human rights lawyer and co-chair of Turkey’s Human Rights Association, who served as a temporary guest editor when the newspaper was facing increasing legal pressure in 2016.

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