Tag Archives: Conscientious Objection

Amnesty on Turkey’s Worsening Human Rights Record: 11 Key Issues

At midnight tonight, Amnesty International issued its Annual Report, The State of the World’s Human Rights.  There is grim reading throughout.  This was a tough year for human rights worldwide. Below I’ll try to outline the main issues that Amnesty … Continue reading

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Urgent Action Issued in case of conscientious objector Haluk Selam Tufanlı [Updated 12 December]

Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action in the case of Haluk Selam Tufanlı, a conscientious objector who this week was imprisoned by a military court in Northern Cyprus after he refused to take part in a one-day military training … Continue reading

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Turkey: Where Conscientious Objection is a Crime

Fifty-six-year-old conscientious objector Ali Fikri Işık is due to appear in front of a Turkish Military Court on October 22, facing three separate charges of ‘desertion’ that could carry a prison sentence of some two-and-a-half years. When Ali was first … Continue reading

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A victory for freedom of speech and the right to conscientious objection

Four men, including Halil Savda have been acquitted for supporting the right to conscientious objection to military service.  They had been charged with “alienating the public from military service.”  Savda was also acquitted in a separate, but similar, case in … Continue reading

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