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UN Working Group on Arbitary Detentinons: Sledgehammer defendants held in contravention to Universal Declaration on Human Rights

In yet another public rebuke of Turkey’s politicized court system, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions has issued a report on the detainees in the alleged Sledgehammer coup trial. The working group report states that the government failed … Continue reading

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Turkish Justice: Capital Punishment by Other Means?

Are Turkish authorities denying health care as a means of punishment? Sibel Utku Bilal highlights the cavalier treatment of prisoners’ health in Turkish prisons in her recent article for AI-Monitor. Sebnem Korur Fincanci, head of the Human Rights Foundation of … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to President Obama

An “open letter” to President Obama, signed jointly by  The Foreign Policy Initiative, Freedom House, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), and Reporters Without Borders was made public today.  The letter notes the important strategic relationship between the United States … Continue reading

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