Tag Archives: excessive force

Another Gezi Trial

A complainant who does not want to be a complainant, a courtroom that fits 50 for a trial that has 255 defendants and a foreign defendant who is not allowed to enter the country to defend himself: these are just … Continue reading

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Amnesty: “Domestic Security Bill” Threatens Human Rights

Amnesty International today condemned a controversial “domestic security bill” currently before the Turkish Parliament.  Issuing an urgent action to its worldwide membership, Amnesty stated that the legal changes  “threaten human rights, including the prospect of increased arbitrary detention, excessive use … Continue reading

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Amnesty puts the “international” into its protest against teargas shipments to Turkey

Yesterday, Amnesty staged demonstrations in Seoul, South Korea and at the South Korean Embassy in Ankara, urging the South Korean government to suspend a proposed shipment of 1.9 million teargas canisters and gas grenades this year.

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As another child dies in Eastern Turkey: “Silence equals Death”

Today, I won’t be writing about Turkey’s horrid response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks and their aftermath today.  Enough ink has been spilled about the crocodile tears spilt by Prime Minister Davutoglu in Paris as he stood in defense of … Continue reading

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Where is the outrage? Another child killed in Eastern Turkey [Updated, January 13]

According to press reports, January 6 witnessed another day of fatal police violence in Cizre, Turkey.  The town has seen repeated clashes between supporters of the PKK and police in recent weeks.  In the violence yesterday, several were injured and … Continue reading

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South Korea: Suspend those Gas Shipments! Three Ways You can Help

With South Korea planning to ship 550,000 teargas canisters and grenades to Turkey next month, it is time to act.  Please take action today!

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Guest Blog: Notes from Ali Ismail Korkmaz Murder Case

A guest blog from our colleague by Andrea de Ruijter, from Amnesty International – Netherlands.  Andrea acted as one of Amnesty’s trial observers at the latest hearing in the Ali Ismail Korkmaz murder case. “Ali Ismail Korkmaz, dreaming of a … Continue reading

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The Case of Ali Ismail Korkmaz: Will there be justice this week?

The case of Ali Ismail Korkmaz, who died as a result of being beaten at a Gezi Park protest, is coming to head this week, with an expected conclusion this Friday, December 28th.  Amnesty has been watching the trial closely … Continue reading

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Amnesty International calls on South Korea: Stop tear gas shipments to Turkey!

Amnesty International has issued an urgent call to South Korea to “stop the planned shipment of massive amounts of tear gas to Turkey, where the security forces have frequently abused riot control equipment amid repression of peaceful protests.”

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Compelling video updates story of Hakan Yaman, brutally beaten during the Gezi Protests

Amnesty International has released a compelling video interview with Hakan Yaman, who was brutally beaten during the Gezi Protests in 2013. The interview occurred during a tour of several European countries, which allowed Hakan to meet with Amnesty staff and … Continue reading

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