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Tag Archives: Freedom of Assembly
Amnesty International issued a press release yesterday, July 21, on the newly declared State of Emergency in Turkey. The text is below: President Erdogan’s announcement of the imposition of a state of emergency must not pave the way for a … 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
In a statement issued today, Amnesty International voiced its dismay at the unwarranted ban on the annual Pride March in Istanbul, describing it as “a new low.” The statement also noted the use of excessive force by the police in … Continue reading
In advance of May Day, Amnesty International has issued a public statement on the suppression of free expression and free assembly in Turkey, calling on Turkish authorities to respect the rights of protestors.
Yesterday, saw two positive court decisions in Turkey. But the sad fact is that the judges made the right decision in two cases that should have never been brought to court, that represent a terrifying politicization of the criminal justice … Continue reading
Guest Blog: Trial of Çarsı football fans accused of attempting to overthrow the government is as farcical as it sounds.
I was present on 2 April at Europe’s biggest court house, the Cağlayan Courthouse in Istanbul, to observe the second hearing in the prosecution of members of the fan club Çarşı of the Istanbul football club Beşiktaş. Thirty five people … 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!
A guest blog from our colleague at Amnesty International – Netherlands on the most recent hearing in the Taksim Solidarity case: It was like an ironic cartoon. We were some forty people brushing up against each other in the doorframe … Continue reading
There will be another hearing of in the case of Ethem Sarisuluk’s killing on Monday, May 26. Follow live tweets on the case with Amnesty’s Andrew Gardner at @andrewegardner and Ruhat Sena AKsener @ruhatsena See here for a backgrounder on … Continue reading