Monday, April 15, 2013

Turkish Pianist Convicted of Blasphemy for Twitter Remarks

Today's Toronto Star has a detailed article about the recent conviction of a well-known Turkish pianist named Fazil Say for "denigrating religion."  Say tweeted jokes about a call to prayer and the nature of heaven and hell.  He was given a ten-month suspended jail sentence, which means that if he is convicted of another crime within five years, he will have to serve the suspended sentence.  Say had fought the charges, but has deleted his Twitter account and it is unknown if he will appeal.

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