Turkey: Briefing on the Wide-Ranging, Arbitrary and Restrictive Draft Revisions to the Law to Fight Terrorism

Turkey: Briefing on the Wide-Ranging, Arbitrary and Restrictive Draft Revisions to the Law to Fight Terrorism

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Index Number: EUR 44/009/2006
Date Published: 11 June 2006
Categories: Europe And Central Asia, Turkey

Amnesty International is concerned that the "Draft Law revising some articles of the Law to Fight Terrorism" contains sweeping and draconian provisions which may in practice contravene international human rights law and facilitate violations of the human rights of individuals. The organization considers that the draft law is dominated by a security agenda which poses a fundamental threat to individual freedoms, including the rights to freedom of expression and to fair trial. The new draft law dramatically increases the spectrum of crimes potentially punishable as terrorist offences.


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