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Turkey: Article 301: How the law on "denigrating Turkishness" is an insult to free expression

, Index number: EUR 44/003/2006

Amnesty International believes that the breadth and frequency of the cases cited in this document illustrates the threat that Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code poses to the principle of freedom of expression and calls for it to be repealed. Amnesty International considers Article 301 to be at odds with Turkey's international legal obligations, and therefore calls on the Turkish authorities to terminate without delay all prosecutions against individuals under it, and to abolish the article in its entirety.

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