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Human Rights Watch: Justice for Berkin

Emma Sinclair-Webb of Human Rights Watch, writes on the death of Berkin Elvan: Fifteen-year-old Berkin Elvan has died after 269 days in a coma. The Istanbul schoolboy incurred a head injury that doctors say was most likely inflicted by police … Continue reading

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Berkin Elvan, 1999 – 2014

I awoke this morning to the sad news that Berkin Elvan, who has been in a coma since he was struck in the head by a police officer’s tear gas canister during the Gezi Protests, passed away last night.   I … Continue reading

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For Hakan, an outpouring of support

As I wrote in December, Hakan Yaman was in the wrong place at the wrong time.  For this, he was beaten so badly by police that his skull partially collapsed.  An officer then gouged out one of Yaman’s eyes (he … Continue reading

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The Divan and Gezi Park

With good reason, Turks take pride in their traditions of hospitality.  And seldom will you meet any one who has visited Turkey from abroad who will not mention the real warmth that Turks can show to visitors. Thus, it is … Continue reading

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Two ways you can support justice for Hakan Yaman

In the wrong place at the wrong time, Hakan Yaman was beaten so badly by police that his skull partially collapsed.  An officer then gouged out one of Yaman’s eyes (he also lost 80% of his vision in the other … Continue reading

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