MEP Ms. Maria Eleni Koppa gave a questionnaire to European Commission on Pınar Selek case. Here is her question dated June 18, 2010.
During the course of contacts made by the delegation of MEPs on the margins of the 64th meeting of the EU‑Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee (Istanbul, 25-26 May 2010), a number of human rights organisations drew our attention once more to the case of Pinar Selek. This sociologist activist, who is particularly engaged in the field of human and social rights, has been prosecuted in Turkey since 1998 for a bomb attack in the Spice Market in Istanbul, although forensic experts established from the very outset that the explosion was caused by a gas leak and not a bomb. It should be pointed out that Ms Selek was working at the time on an anti-militaristic study and refused to reveal her sources to the police. Since this is essentially a political, rather than a legal, matter, and given that the EU is committed to protecting human rights defenders worldwide, will the Commission say: