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Turkey: Prosecution of 11 human rights defenders

, Index number: EUR 44/7329/2017

The prosecution under terrorism laws of prominent human rights defenders, including Amnesty International Director, İdil Eser, and Chair, Taner Kılıç, follows a police raid on a routine human rights workshop on the island of Büyükada near Istanbul on 5 July 2017. The case is based on their human rights work and represents a severe escalation in the government’s assault on civil society organizations in Turkey. This briefing provides a detailed analysis of the indictment, addressing each of the allegations made against the 11 defenders.

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