Tag Archives: Hakan Yaman

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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Send Birthday Greetings to Hakan Yaman

As readers of this blog know, Amnesty has continuously been campaigning on behalf of Hakan Yaman, who was caught up in a brutal attack by police officers during the Gezi crackdown while he was simply walking on his way home … 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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Turkey’s abyssmal HR record draws global attention

As 2013 draws to a close and the world takes stock, it is clear that Turkey’s appalling human rights record is gaining global attention. Below are three of the stories in the international media that caught my eye this past … 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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What happened to Hakan? We know. You know. It is time to take action!

  A few days ago AI Turkey projected the words “Hakan Yaman’a ne oldu?” (“What happened to Hakan Yaman?) on the front of Istanbul’s main courthouse and on Galata Tower, an Istanbul landmark.  (See the video here.)  Actually,  Amnesty International … Continue reading

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Justice for his Birthday: Tweet for Hakan Yaman

During the Gezi Protests last June, Turkish police set upon Hakan Yaman as he was returning home from work.  They brutally beat him and dragged him into a street fire.  One officer gouged out his eye. Hakan is one of … Continue reading

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