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The judiciary disregarded fair trial guarantees and due process and continued to apply broadly defined anti-terrorism laws to punish acts protected under international human rights law. Some members of the judiciary and legal profession were subjected to sanctions for the legitimate exercise of...
Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Türkiye: Authorities must open Galatasaray Square permanently to Saturday Mothers/People ahead of their historic 1,000th vigil for missing relatives 

Turkish authorities must lift permanently unlawful restrictions on Istanbul’s iconic Galatasaray Square and allow the Saturday Mothers/People to gather there, said Amnesty International on the eve of their 1,000th vigil demanding justice for their loved ones forcibly disappeared after being...
Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Türkiye: Upholding sentence against Osman Kavala and four other Gezi defendants a ‘devastating politically-motivated blow’

Responding to the decision of Türkiye’s highest court to uphold a life sentence against Osman Kavala and 18-year jail sentences against Çiğdem Mater, Can Atalay, Mine Özerden and Tayfun Kahraman; Amnesty International’s Campaigns Director for Europe, Ruth Tanner, said: “This appalling decision is a...