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Violence Can Never Be Accepted – Bomb Attacks in Istanbul

The bomb attacks in Gungoren district of Istanbul killed 18 persons on 27 July 2008. 154 other individuals were injured.No action directly targeting civilians and killing them can be accepted. We invite all the parties responsible for protecting the right to life of people to comply with the rules of …

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ICC Coalitions Urges Turkish and Sudanese Govenment

Coalition for International Criminal Court in Turkey urged the Turkish Govenment to act in line with the decisions of the International Criminal Court and warn the Sudanese government to cooperate with the Court. The press release is available on ICC Coalition web site.

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Press Release – The Threat against Bask1n Oran

Scientist and human rights defender Prof. Dr. Baskın Oran has been threatened by persons using the name of TİT (Turkish Revenge Brigade). “TİT” was also a signature used by those persons who tried to kill Akın Birdal, former president of Human Rights Association, on 12 May 1998.

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Article 301 should be totally abolished!

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, …

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Court Case Against Human Rights Defender Nalan Erkem

Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Human Rights Association – Organization of Human Rights and Solidarity with Oppressed People   “no one shall be subjected to punishment or adverse action of any kind for refusing” violations of human rights and freedoms  “UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders”Article 10, 8 December 1998  Today, …

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