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Category Archives: Teargas
Amnesty International has just issued an extensive and deeply researched 31 page report detailing “the desperate plight of families forced out of the historical centre of Diyarbakir” through massive security operations and round-the-clock curfews. “Homes in the once-bustling district have been … Continue reading
Amnesty International highlighted a “dramatic increase” in allegations of excessive use of force by Turkish security forces in the past year. It noted that lethal force has routinely been employed during anti-terrorism operations, but that “the absence of effective investigations … Continue reading
Amnesty International’s Annual Report detailed continued attacks on the right to peaceful assembly in Turkey this past year: The practice of arbitrary detentions at assemblies was given legal basis by legislative amendments in March in the Domestic Security Package, providing … Continue reading
Amnesty International – Turkey has begun a twitter campaign today aimed at halting Korean shipments of teargas to Turkey. The campaign was sparked by new information of the imminent shipment of teargas scheduled this month. Amnesty has issued an urgent … Continue reading
At midnight tonight, Amnesty International issued its Annual Report, The State of the World’s Human Rights. There is grim reading throughout. This was a tough year for human rights worldwide. Below I’ll try to outline the main issues that Amnesty … Continue reading
With South Korea planning to ship 550,000 teargas canisters and grenades to Turkey next month, it is time to act. Please take action today!