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Sentencing of Turkish activist raises free speech concerns

Clip: 05/01/2022 | 3m 25s | Video has closed captioning.

A Turkish court last week sentenced activist and businessman Osman Kavala to life in prison for attempting to overthrow the government during 2013 protests. Kavala's sentencing is just another example of President Erdogan's crackdown on free speech. Ece Temelkuran, a journalist and author of "How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps From Democracy to Dictatorship," joins Geoff Bennett to discuss.

Aired: 05/01/22

Rating: NR

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