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Amnesty on the May Day Violence in Turkey: Denial of right to peaceful protest and excessive use of force

“Mayday celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey were again marred by police violence and attempts by the authorities to prevent demonstrations from going ahead,” Amnesty International declared in a statement released today. [Turkish version of the statement is available here]. In truth, … Continue reading

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An update on the Emek Theatre Protests

At the beginning of the month, we reported on the protests at the forced closure of the Emek Theatre in Istanbul.  Amnesty quickly voiced its concern “at reports of police repeatedly beating and kicking protestors” and “[called] on the authorities … Continue reading

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