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Amnesty International USA Turkey Regional Action Network Monitor Human Rights in Turkey This page is one of tools to update members with the current human rights status in Turkey. In so doing it would help increasing grassroots scrutiny and demand the Turkish government the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards for all Turkish citizens.
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10/26/2020
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TURKEY: POLITICIANS, LAWYERS, ACTIVISTS TARGETED IN NEW WAVE OF MASS ARRESTS https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur44/3221/2020/en/

Since mid-September, Turkish police carried out largescale dawn raids across Turkey in which dozens of politicians, political activists, lawyers, and other civil society actors were detained under “terrorism”-related charges. T...

Secretary Pompeo’s baseless accusations are yet another attempt to silence and intimidate international human rights org...
10/22/2020
State Department Antisemitism Accusations Against Amnesty are Baseless

Secretary Pompeo’s baseless accusations are yet another attempt to silence and intimidate international human rights organizations. The administration is spreading misinformation and working to undermine those who are working to protect human rights. Amnesty International USA is deeply committed to fighting antisemitism and all forms of hate worldwide, and will continue to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied. We vigorously contest any allegation of antisemitism. https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/statedepartmentamnestyinternationalaccusationsbaseless/

Secretary Pompeo’s baseless accusations are yet another attempt to silence and intimidate international human rights organizations

Amnesty International USA
10/02/2020

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Given the lack of transparency from the Saudi authorities, and in the absence of an independent judiciary, only an international, independent and impartial investigation can serve justice for slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi and his loved ones.

09/29/2020

Torture Allegations must be Independently Investigated.

Amnesty International has written to the Turkish authorities regarding credible allegations that two men, Osman Şiban and Servet Turgut, were subjected to torture or other ill-treatment after being detained by gendarmes on 11 September 2020 in Çatak, a district in the eastern province of Van. Serious allegations that must be promptly, independently and impartially investigated include a claim that the two men were thrown off a helicopter. Medical reports seen by Amnesty International state that they sustained injuries consistent with falling from a height.

Read the latest report here.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur44/3126/2020/en/

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07/02/2020

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https://www.amnestyusa.org/urgent-actions/urgent-action-update-release-those-unfairly-imprisoned-and-most-at-risk-turkey...
04/18/2020
Urgent Action Update: Release Those Unfairly Imprisoned and Most at Risk (Turkey: UA 43.20) – Amnesty International USA

https://www.amnestyusa.org/urgent-actions/urgent-action-update-release-those-unfairly-imprisoned-and-most-at-risk-turkey-ua-43-20/

As COVID-19 spreads at an alarming rate across Turkey, the lives of thousands of prisoners and staff in overcrowded and unsanitary prisons are at increased risk. On 13 April, Parliament passed a law that would allow the early release of up to 90,000 prisoners. However, the law excludes many prisoner...

https://www.amnestyusa.org/urgent-actions/urgent-action-prisoners-release-law-must-not-discriminate-turkey-ua-43-20/
03/31/2020
Urgent Action: Prisoners' Release Law Must Not Discriminate (Turkey: UA 43.20) – Amnesty International USA

https://www.amnestyusa.org/urgent-actions/urgent-action-prisoners-release-law-must-not-discriminate-turkey-ua-43-20/

Amid growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in Turkey’s overcrowded and unsanitary prisons, the health and lives of prisoners and staff are at increased risk. The Turkish government is preparing a draft law that will reportedly lead to the release of up to 100,000 prisoners but would exclude...

https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/a-dark-day-for-press-freedom-in-turkey-after-politically-motivated-trial-injus...
11/06/2019
A Dark Day for Press Freedom in Turkey After Politically Motivated Trial Injustice – Amnesty International USA

https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/a-dark-day-for-press-freedom-in-turkey-after-politically-motivated-trial-injustice/

Following trial court’s decision to sentence Nazlı Ilıcak and Ahmet Altan to 10-and-a-half, and 8 years and 9 months in prison, on ludicrous charges of “knowingly and willingly assisting a terrorist organization,” Sara Hall, Deputy Regional Director of Campaigns for Amnesty International, sa...

https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/civilians-at-risk-in-syria-as-turkish-military-offensive-looms/?fbclid=IwAR2zt...
10/10/2019
Civilians at risk in Syria as Turkish military offensive looms – Amnesty International USA

https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/civilians-at-risk-in-syria-as-turkish-military-offensive-looms/?fbclid=IwAR2ztQdgaqEO_gc4bNQwlARbLRO8PqFU6bnjLOVkH3msHC6ceUzQz0N_fNQ

Responding to the Turkish government’s statements that its forces are set to cross into northeast Syria “shortly” as part of an offensive to move US-backed Kurdish forces away from its border, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf said: “As the Turkish military...

08/23/2019
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Peaceful protests against the government’s arbitrary decision to remove from office mayors elected in March in three provinces in eastern Turkey have been met with excessive and abusive force by police in several cities and towns across the country. Amnesty International calls on the authorities in Turkey to end this politically motivated crackdown.
https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur44/0933/2019/en/

Peaceful protests against the government’s arbitrary decision to remove from office mayors elected in March in three provinces in eastern Turkey have been met with excessive and abusive force by police in several cities and tow...

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