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Martin Šámal


The study presents an edition of a previously unknown manuscript by Vojta Náprstek from 1847, the original of which is deposited in the Vienna University Archive. It is a detailed description of Náprstek’s arrest and stay in custody in the year 1847; during his second year studying law in Vienna. This is an authentic testimony of Vojta Náprstek that he wrote as a defence after the police had warned the university about the incident. The document represents one of a few pieces of proof of Náprstek’s first clashes with the Austrian police. At the same time it allows a new, more sober interpretation of this event, than the one that used to be presented especially in older litetarure.

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Ihsan Yilmaz, Greg Barton and James Barry

could be blocked, the homes of journalists raided by police for posting a tweet, and the freedom of the editor-in-chief of the country’s bestselling daily could be restricted for days on end because of a single column, and the CEO of a television station could be arrested due to the script of a fictional TV series. The net effect of these changes has seen Turkey rapidly spiral downwards to become a country where the principle of accountability has very little meaning, at least for those associated with Erdoğan. Instead, the state-supported building contractor system