June 3, 2012
Posted: 1519 GMT
A Turkish court charged an award-winning pianist on Friday with insulting Islam on Twitter, according to the Associated Press.
Fazil Say, a 42-year-old Turkish pianist, reportedly posted several tweets to his Twitter account which were perceived as supporting atheism and insulting of Turkey's “religious values”.
Say faces up to 18 months in prison if convicted in an October trial, according to his lawyer's comments in this article from Agence-France Presse.
"It's unbelievable that it was made into a court case." Mr. Say told the New York Times. "The case, which is inconsistent with human rights and universal laws, is bad for Turkey's image," he said to Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper.
Here's the NYT on Say's controversial tweets:
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