Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty launches damning report
When: 10 June 2014Where: Istanbul
The Turkish government has failed to learn the lessons from the Gezi Park protests that engulfed the whole country and left more than 8,000 people injured a year ago, said Amnesty International in a new report published today.
The report, Adding injustice to injury: Gezi Park protests one year on, analyses the ongoing clampdown on protest, the prosecution of protesters and the impunity of police officers since the demonstrations.
The report is a damning indictment of the Turkish authorities’ perseverance along a path of intolerance which has left society polarized with demonstrations continuing to rock the country.
At a press conference in Istanbul Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty will present the report and the organization’s recommendations to the Turkish government. It is calling for an end to impunity for abuses committed by the police and respect for the right to peaceful protest.
To receive an advance copy of the report and arrange an interview please contact:In Istanbul — Pınar İlkiz, Amnesty International Turkey, +90 (0) 533 270 03 91, [email protected]