Back on June 8, Turkish law enforcement agencies in Tigranakert broke into the houses of numerous journalists and media offices and detained 20 journalists, and arrested 16. Subjecting representatives of the opposition media to criminal prosecution, the Turkish authorities continue to persecute freedom of speech. In front of the courthouse, journalists-partners and relatives of the detainees hold protest actions, voicing the slogans “Free press cannot be silenced”, and “resisting, we will win”. We condemn violations of human rights and restrictions on freedom of speech in the city of Tigranakert in Western Armenia.

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