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Amnesty: Freedom of Expression in Turkey Deteriorates in 2015

“Countless unfair criminal prosecutions, including under criminal defamation and anti-terrorism laws, targeted political activists, journalists and others critical of public officials or government policy. Ordinary citizens were frequently brought before the courts for social media posts.”  That’s the grim portrait … Continue reading

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Journalist Fusun Erdogan and seven others released!

Good news today, as Fusun Erdogan and seven others, including two other journalists were finally released from prison.

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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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Hanim Onur is Free… but how many still languish in pre-trial detention? (Updated with new information)

We applaud the Diyarbakir 7th High Criminal Court’s decision today to free Hanım Onur from pre-trial detention to care for her two sick children.  The tragedy of the case, in which Onur’s two children, one suffering from epilepsy and the … Continue reading

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