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In Blasphemy Trial Of Turkish Pianist, Prosecutor Brings Up Autism
Fazil Say "has been charged with religious defamation under Article 216/3 of the Turkish Penal Code in response to a series of messages he posted and re-tweeted" to declare his own atheism. This week the prosecutor requested a professional assessment of whether Say is autistic, offering to end the case if the diagnosis was positive ("because I am not without a conscience"). The judge denied the motion. English PEN 02/20/13
Posted February 21, 2013 12:50 AM

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