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New call for the release of Kurdish poet İlhan Sami Çomak jailed in Turkey for 26 years

Turkey counts so many political prisoners (there are currently up to 70,000 students in jail) that it can be easy to get human rights fatigue when reporting on the country

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Against the ECHR judgment, the AKP has accelerated its pursuit for a move to ‘finish the job’

Political pressure has already begun for the Appeal Court to hear and uphold the Istanbul Aggravated Felony Court’s completely unlawful sentence of 4-year-and-8-months imprisonment ruled last month in the case where I was tried with my colleague Sırrı Süreyya Önder

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“Release Selahattin Demirtaş, Turkey!” European Court of Human Rights

In November 2016, Selahattin Demirtaş, along with 12 other HDP (Halkların Demokratik Partisi) members of the Turkish parliament were arrested on ‘terror’-related charges for which he currently faces up to 142 years imprisonment if convicted

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Interview with Teresa Almeida Cravo, judge of People’s Tribunal

Ms Teresa Almeida Cravo was one of the judges at the Permanent People’s Tribunal Session on Turkey and the Kurds held in Paris March 16-17

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“NOW LAWLESS” – TURKEY INDICTED AGAIN

The report “Turkey’s descent into arbitrariness: The end of rule of law”, slammed the Turkish state for its abuse of human rights

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