Tag Archives: Gezi

Two ways you can support justice for Hakan Yaman

In the wrong place at the wrong time, Hakan Yaman was beaten so badly by police that his skull partially collapsed.  An officer then gouged out one of Yaman’s eyes (he also lost 80% of his vision in the other … Continue reading

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Historic torture verdict confirmed by Appeal Court

This week, Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals upheld a landmark decision against eleven Turkish officials in the case of Engin Çeber, who was tortured to death while in custody in 2008. [See here for a video Amnesty produced to highlight … Continue reading

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Sexual violence in the Gezi crackdown

Prime Minister Erdogan often portrays himself as a father figure for his citizens, and particularly for the women of Turkey.  He has – with good reason – publicly spoken out on reported attacks on women wearing headscarves.  He worries about … Continue reading

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Penalty card for roughing up freedom of expression!

In yet another example of the Turkish government’s desire to limit freedom of expression, Interior Minister has stated that the government plans to impose a ban on political slogans at football (soccer) matches.  Given the traditions of Turkish football, it … Continue reading

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