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Turkish police again detain foreign journalist

VICE journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool continues to languish in pre-trial detention under terrorism charges that Amnesty’s Andrew Gardner has described as “unsubstantiated, outrageous and bizarre.”  Meanwhile, we received word today that Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink has also been detained by Turkish … Continue reading

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Some good news in the bad trial of Fréderike Geerdink

talking to dutch national tv nos after even prosecutor asked for my acquittal. verdict on monday! #amed #journalism pic.twitter.com/uDoxm5t9GB — Frederike Geerdink (@fgeerdink) April 8, 2015 Amnesty has been closely following the troubling story of journalist Fréderike Geerdink’s prosecution under … Continue reading

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Another casualty in Turkey’s war on journalists

The news today that Dutch journalist, Frederike Geerdink, is being prosecuted under anti-terror statutes is, sadly, unsurprising.  The prosecution of journalists in Turkey, is after all, hardly a rare occurrence; seldom does a week go by when a journalist in … Continue reading

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Erdogan proclaims Turkey’s press “freest in world” as harassment of journalists intensifies

terrorism police just searched my house, team of 8 guys. they take me to the station now. charge: 'propaganda for terrorist organization' — Frederike Geerdink (@fgeerdink) January 6, 2015 Without even a trace of a smile, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip … Continue reading

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Çarşı on trial: Turkey’s war on dissent takes a tragicomic turn

It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic.  In their determination to root out all opposition, Turkish authorities today called members of the soccer fan club, Çarşı, to court under the same broadly phrased anti-terror statutes that were employed … Continue reading

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One minute….

It is more than just a moment of high political theater in Turkey’s recent history.  It is also approximately how long it will take you to make a real contribution to protecting freedom of expression in Turkey. One voice is … Continue reading

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Amnesty on new judicial package: Time to Deliver

In a statement late last week, Amnesty International welcomed government statements which have promised sweeping legal reform aimed at bringing Turkey in line with international human rights standards. Amnesty noted, however, that reforms passed so far have been far too … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch highlights on-going concerns in Turkey

Human Rights Watch, in its newly issued 2013 World Report, has highlighted some of the most serious human rights issues in Turkey, including attacks on freedom of expression, assembly, and association, violence against women, and excessive force by security services.

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