Erdogan is playing politics with prisoners

Lord Garnier, QC, The Times

Turkish dissidents remain jailed and in mortal danger from coronavirus, including my client.

urkey has just decreed that tens of thousands of prisoners are to be released early to prevent further spread of the coronavirus among inmates.

Covid-19 has spread like wildfire around the world and its consequences have not only affected the free. Some low-risk prisoners in England are to be released early from their sentences to avoid their catching or spreading the virus.