Tag Archives: Freedom of Speech

Cross-post: An Ugly Crackdown in Turkey

From the AI-USA Blog, Human Rights Now, Ugly police violence and repression of freedom of speech and of assembly continue in Turkey, where attempts to stage protests in Taksim Square have been repeatedly suppressed with water cannon, tear gas and … Continue reading

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Human Rights Lawyers Arrested (Update)

Last week, Amnesty USA’s Human Rights Now reported that  fifteen “human rights lawyers known for defending individuals’ right to freedom of speech and victims of police violence” had been arrested in pre-dawn raids in Istanbul. Today, according to press reports and Human … Continue reading

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