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Targeting medical personnel in Turkey [updated, January 17]

One of the most shocking aspects of Turkey’s violent crackdown on peaceful protest has been the willingness of authorities to target medical personnel.  Since then, not only have authorities not been held responsible, but the government has moved to increase … Continue reading

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UN Working Group on Arbitary Detentinons: Sledgehammer defendants held in contravention to Universal Declaration on Human Rights

In yet another public rebuke of Turkey’s politicized court system, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions has issued a report on the detainees in the alleged Sledgehammer coup trial. The working group report states that the government failed … Continue reading

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