Document - Amnesty International to publish Turkey freedom of expression report - Diary Note

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL �DIARY NOTE��AI index: EUR 44/008/2013

22 March 2013

Amnesty International to publish Turkey freedom of expression report

When: Wednesday 27 March 2013 at 11am

Where: MIA Pera Hotel, Kamer Hatun Mah. Mesrutiyet Cad. No 34�34435 Beyoglu, Istanbul

In a report to be presented at a press conference in Istanbul Amnesty International is calling on the Turkish authorities to deliver genuine human rights reform when adopting the “Fourth judicial package” now before Parliament. In its present form it fails to bring Turkey’s laws in line with international human rights standards

Amnesty International’s report, Decriminalize dissent: Time to deliver on the right to freedom of expression analyzes the current law and practice related to the most problematic articles in the Penal Code and the Anti-Terrorism Law threatening freedom of expression.

Amnesty International experts are available for interviews in English or in Turkish.

To request a copy of the report or an interview please contact:

Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International, International Secretariat at andrew.gardner@amnesty.org; +44 (0) 7961421578 (UK mobile) or +90 (0) 531 676 38 27 (Turkey mobile).

Pinar Ilkiz, Amnesty International Turkey, +90 (0) 533 270 03 91

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