Tag Archives: Urgent Action

Amnesty Urgent Action: Arbitrary and Illegal Detention of Syrian Refugee

Amnesty International today issued an Urgent Action in the case of Syrian refugee, M.K., who has been arbitrarily detained under inhumane conditions at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport since 9 November 2015. He is at risk of being returned to Syria, … Continue reading

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New Urgent Action: Injured, Stranded, and in Urgent Need of Care

Amnesty International has issued another urgent action today, this time a plea to save 24 people stranded and injured in the city of Cizre. An estimated 24 injured people are stranded in a building’s basement in the town of Cizre, … Continue reading

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Amnesty issues Urgent Action on Curfews

Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action, calling attention to rights abuses in Turkey as security forces launch military operations against the armed Revolutionary Patriotic Youth Movement (YDG-H) the youth wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).  The clashes have … Continue reading

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Amnesty Issues Urgent Action on Injured Prisoners

The conflict between Turkey and the Kurdish PKK has once again turned ugly, with significant evidence of abuses and, according to the New York Times, more than 800 killed in recent weeks.  For its part, Amnesty International has been working … Continue reading

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Amnesty Issues Urgent Action in Case of Detained Protestor (Updated Feb. 17, 18)

Amnesty International has initiated an urgent action in the case of Onur Kılıç, who was detained on 13 February for “insulting the President” during a protest.  He could face up to four years in prison under these charges.

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Turkey: Where Conscientious Objection is a Crime

Fifty-six-year-old conscientious objector Ali Fikri Işık is due to appear in front of a Turkish Military Court on October 22, facing three separate charges of ‘desertion’ that could carry a prison sentence of some two-and-a-half years. When Ali was first … Continue reading

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Update on Urgent Action: New information for Taking Action on Turkish Excessive Force

Amnesty International -USA’s main blog, Human Rights Now, has just posted updated information on Amnesty’s campaign on Turkey.  You can read the full article here.  For a quick link to our petition drive, see here. For information on our current … Continue reading

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Abuses against protestors in Turkey: Amnesty calls for Urgent Action [Updated]

With tens of thousands of protestors crossing by foot across the bridge connecting the Asian and European sides of the city it is clear that the protests in Istanbul and elsewhere in Turkey are intensifying.  News reports indicate that “police … Continue reading

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