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Turkish pianist sentenced for tweets about Islam

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-04-15

Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say, 43, was convicted on Monday of blasphemy for comments he posted on Twitter last year and given a 10-month suspended sentence, his lawyer said.

An Istanbul court today slapped world-renowned pianist Fazil Say with a 10-month suspended jail term for blasphemy in what the musician has said was a political case instigated by Turkey's ruling party, AFP reported.

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Date created : 2013-04-15

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