Despite the announcement of democratic reforms prosecutions for beliefs and opinions are still systematically and severely punished by virtue of a repressive legislative arsenal aimed at ...»
Police confiscated a number of confidential files and computers of Human Rights Association, some of which contain information on human rights violations perpetrated by the security ...»
The number of journalists imprisoned in Turkey has steadily dropped in recent years - 13 were in jail at years end, mostly for being affiliated with ...»
U.S. Representative Cardin and Human Rights Watch Turkey Researcher Jonathan Sugden on the occasion of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) Hearing ...»
Helsinki Commission urges Countries to repeal Criminal Defamation & Insult Laws. Theyre actively used against those who criticize their governments in a number of other OSCE ...»
Former army chief of staff gives up any idea of appeal in lawsuit over predator photo. The court ordered Gen. Kivrikoglu to pay costs and 2,000 ...»
In 1996, policemen, who claimed his daughter had escaped to the mountains, raped Kaze Ozlu with sticks. Ozlu took his case to the ECHR. He is ...»
Baskaya is being sued for his book Articles Against the Flow, on grounds of article 159/1 of the Turkish Penal Code. ...»
Elci, a housewife in Bingol cannot understand the polices harsh reaction toward the people. The people could even revolt. Do they have to respond with guns? ...»
Turkeys Kurds and particularly the Kurdish guerrillas, contrary to Ankaras nightmares have apparently distanced themselves from the emergent Kurdish administration in Northern Iraq instead of finding ...»
The traditional outdoor rally will take place in the Caglayan Square where trade union leaders will address participants from unions, left parties and youth and intellectuals. ...»
Broadcast Editor of Adanas local Radyo Dunya Ozic is tried for airing a program in Kurdish, titled Kurdish Language and Literature. The final decision depends on ...»
Human Rights Associations Diyarbakir branch revealed that 24 people died and 45 injured from landmine explosions and other leftover explosives between 2002-2003. Most of those who ...»
Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, has called the opening of the Green Line for citizens from both communities in Cyprus a step, ...»
Developments have not been positive in the implementation of human rights and particularly of preventing torture, in the first quarter of 2003 Human Rights Association (IHD) ...»
Three forms of political terror,no one `responsible`, political terror, `part of life`, laws concerning the media in the North, two journalists jailed, death threats, cases against ...»
Hasan Özgün, a reporter with the pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem, was released on 21 April 2003 after more than nine years imprisonment. He now faces a ...»
A Turkish court tried writer Bingolce and publisher Sokmen of the Womens Slang Dictionary, for writing and publishing an obscene book. Lawyer Arin presented the court ...»
Coordination Against War in Iraq urges keeping up the struggle against United States aggression. US is not a force that can not be stopped or defeated ...»
MGK may not become civilian unless Turkeys militarist structure changes, says political scientist and writer Gerger. He says improvements in human rights and democracy depends on ...»
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