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Breaking news: Fazil Say Receives 10 month suspended sentence (updated)

In a case that has been condemned by PEN, Amnesty International, and others, classical music luminary, Fazil Say, has been convicted and sentenced to a ten-month suspended sentence for tweeting messages that were perceived as insulting to Islam.  Say has … 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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