The proposal to amend Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code on 7 April 2008 by a group of Justice and Development Party MPs will not clear the barrier against freedom of expression that the article creates. Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code was used to try 2724 individuals, 14 of them children, during […]

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THE OBSERVATORY for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders   L’OBSERVATOIRE pour la Protection des Défenseurs des Droits de l’Homme   EL OBSERVATORIO para la Protección de los Defensores de Derechos Humanos  URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY  New information TUR 002 / 0308 / OBS 039 Sentencing / Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment Turkey March […]

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Orhan Kemal Cengiz, one of the lawyers of the persons murdered during the Malatya Massacre in April 2007, is still receiving threats. The State shall take all necessary measures to ensure the protection by the competent authorities of everyone, individually and in association with others, against any violence, threats, retaliation, de facto or de jure […]

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THE OBSERVATORY for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders L’OBSERVATOIRE EL                                                                  OBSERVATORIO pour la Protection des                                                         para la Protección de los Défenseurs des Droits de l’Homme                                  Defensores de Derechos Humanos          URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY  TUR 001 / 0108 / OBS 011Arbitrary detention / Judicial proceedingsTurkeyJanuary 28, 2008 The Observatory for the Protection […]

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The declaration of state of emergency and suspension of constitutional rights and freedoms are all clear violations of the international law and the constitution of Pakistan. Human Rights organisations in Turkey are deeply saddened and concerned with the imposition of a state of emergency and the suspension of the constitution on November 3, 2007 by […]

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Chauvinist fascist wave, which is being escalated fast in our country, is being practised also in prisons against arrested and sentenced people as attacks. Our citizens, who are in prison as arrested or sentenced people, have explained pressure against them in their application to our organizations. Mr. Muammer Şimşek, who is one of the Executive […]

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CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AGAINST THE LEADER OF THE COUP D’ETAT WHO EASILY CONFESSED THAT THE LEADERS OF THE JUNTA HAD UNLEASHED THE TORTURE SO THAT SECURITY FORCES COULD WORK COMFORTABLY. Milliyet newspaper has been giving place to interviews made with retired generals. Retired generals have been making important comments about the “Kurdish problem” which has been […]

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