Saturday, December 16, 2006

Turkish Gay Editor Faces Prison...

"Turkish Gay Editor Faces Prison



The editor of Turkey's only magazine for LGBT people, who is also a leading gay activist, was indicted last week under a vague statute banning "obscene" material, and could face up to three years in prison.

The criminal case was brought against Umut Guner, 29, who is editor of Kaos GL-the magazine published by the Ankara-based LGBT association of the same name, of which he is also a vice-president-because it had dedicated its July issue to a symposium discussion of pornography, with articles by various gay writers."

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