Category Archives: Torture

Amnesty calls for independent monitors as allegations of torture mount

In the aftermath of a failed coup attempt, Amnesty has seen mounting evidence of human rights abuses, including a further clamp down on freedom of expression and mass arrests. The detention of human rights lawyer Orhan Kemal Cengiz and the raid … Continue reading

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Amnesty: Turkey’s escalating abuses risk return to dark days of 1990s

The message of Amnesty’s latest statement on abuses in Turkey’s on-going operations in south eastern Turkey could hardly have been clearer.  Things are getting much, much worse, with  “growing evidence of severe human rights violations, including torture and impunity for human … Continue reading

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Turkey: Don’t Deport Arubika Suleymanova. Amnesty Issues Urgent Action

Days after it condemned the murder of a Tajik opposition figure in Istanbul, Amnesty International has issued an urgent action in the case of Arubika Suleymanova, a Russian citizen of Chechen origin, who is facing deportation from Turkey.  Amnesty is … Continue reading

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