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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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Amnesty International Annual Report 2013 on Turkey: Ten Major Issues Highlighted.

Amnesty International has just issued its annual report for 2013 and the section on Turkey is, once again, grim reading.  It included ten major issues of concern 1. Some of the worst abuses remain in the area of freedom of … Continue reading

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