Category Archives: Impunity

Amnesty puts the “international” into its protest against teargas shipments to Turkey

Yesterday, Amnesty staged demonstrations in Seoul, South Korea and at the South Korean Embassy in Ankara, urging the South Korean government to suspend a proposed shipment of 1.9 million teargas canisters and gas grenades this year.

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Guest Blog: Notes from Ali Ismail Korkmaz Murder Case

A guest blog from our colleague by Andrea de Ruijter, from Amnesty International – Netherlands.  Andrea acted as one of Amnesty’s trial observers at the latest hearing in the Ali Ismail Korkmaz murder case. “Ali Ismail Korkmaz, dreaming of a … Continue reading

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From Maraş to Roboski: Remembering and Forgetting in Turkey

In my blog last Friday, I briefly noted the efforts of local authorities in Turkey to suppress commemorations of the brutal Maraş massacre and noted that this action, apparently in contravention of basic norms regarding freedom of expression and assembly, … Continue reading

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The Case of Ali Ismail Korkmaz: Will there be justice this week?

The case of Ali Ismail Korkmaz, who died as a result of being beaten at a Gezi Park protest, is coming to head this week, with an expected conclusion this Friday, December 28th.  Amnesty has been watching the trial closely … Continue reading

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Friday notes: Gulen Crackdown, Maras, and some good news regarding Pinar Selek

Some brief notes from Turkish human rights news: 1. Zaman’s Editor-in-Chief Ekrem Dumanlı was released from custody due to lack of evidence, according to press accounts.  Four others, including Samanyolu TV General Manager, Hidayet Karaca, will be held pending trial.  … Continue reading

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Amnesty International calls on South Korea: Stop tear gas shipments to Turkey!

Amnesty International has issued an urgent call to South Korea to “stop the planned shipment of massive amounts of tear gas to Turkey, where the security forces have frequently abused riot control equipment amid repression of peaceful protests.”

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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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The Family of Ali Ismail Korkmaz continues its search for Justice: A First Hand Account of the Trial

While protesters in Turkey are demonstrating against the perceived lack of action of the Turkish government against IS with many protesters dead after violent clashes with the police, the trial against the civilians and police officers who killed another protester … Continue reading

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The Ethem Sarısülük Case: Delays, Irregularlities, and Absurdities

In the case of Ethem Sarısülük, each new hearing brings with it new frustration.  This week’s hearing only continues, a process that has been marked by delays, irregularities, and ugly absurdities.

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Amnesty issues updated information on Okmeydani violence

Uğur Kurt, a Protest Bystander, Killed By Police Fire http://t.co/JMTRR3UT0k #bianet pic.twitter.com/NnH9E8GqS1 — bianet English (@bianet_eng) May 23, 2014 In a statement issued today (May 27), Amnesty gave updated information regarding the two individuals killed in the recent violence in … Continue reading

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