Wednesday, 19 September 2007

UK Artist Faces Prison!

The Evidence, Me Lud (with apologies to Michael Dickinson)Oh dear. Here we go again. Exactly one year ago, Coxsoft Art reported the plight of Stuckist artist Michael Dickinson, who had been arrested in Turkey for lampooning the Turkish Prime Minister in two collages (above). After 10 days in a Turkish jail, Michael was ordered to leave the country. He did so, but went back. Today I received an email from Michael: he has been "summoned again for trial on October 8th". Nasty shock, when you think the case is over. If found guilty, he faces up to 3 years in prison. The repression of artistic expression in Turkey is appalling. Please click the title link to sign a petition on Michael's behalf. To view my earlier posts on this case, type Michael Dickinson in the search box at the top of this blog. To send Michael a personal message of support, visit his website: CLICK.


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