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Turkey: Joint statement - Human rights defender Mehmet Raci Bilici unfairly convicted

, Index number: EUR 44/2017/2020

Repression of human rights defenders continues in Turkey where a board member of the Human Rights Association (IHD) was convicted and sentenced to over six years in prison for his legitimate human rights activities. The Observatory (FIDH-OMCT) along with Front Line Defenders and Amnesty International deplore this new conviction which, once again, reflects the harsh context in which human rights defenders operate in Turkey.

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