A Turkish court canceled the conviction of Fazil Say, the classical pianist and composer, on charges of inciting hatred and insulting Islam, ordering a retrial, state-run Anatolia news agency says today. * The court ruled that Say, who was given a suspended sentence of 10 months in prison on April 15 by a lower court, was not fully informed of his rights regarding the verdict and there were procedural errors, Anatolia says * Today’s decision was taken in response to an appeal by Say’s lawyer Meltem Akyol, Anatolia says * NOTE: Say was convicted on April 15 of insulting holy values “such as hell and paradise” of Islam, Christianity and Judaism; story: NSN MLAOEK1A74E9 <GO> * NOTE: The case against Say, who has played with the New York Philharmonic and Berlin Symphony orchestras, was based on about half a dozen postings on Twitter
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