Orhan Pamuk and Double Jeopardy

Reuters is reporting that the celebrated Turkish novelist and Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk is to stand for trial the second time for his remarks about the massacres of the Armenians in Turkey at the turn of the twentieth century.

Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s Nobel Prize-winning author, said he may face
new compensation claims for remarks he made about the World War One-era
killing of Armenians, despite an earlier acquittal in a criminal trial,
the Anatolian news ageny said on Saturday.

Turkey’s Court of Appeals this week overturned a lower court
decision that had dismissed the claims of personal damages against
Pamuk, 56, paving the way for a new case. LINK

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