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Summary On the night of July 15, 2016, elements of the Turkish military staged an attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government. According to official figures, at least 241 citizens and security personnel were killed, and…
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Summary Because of the state of emergency, nobody will care if I kill you. I will just say I shot you while you tried to run away. -Police officer to a detainee, overheard by family members of another detainee…
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Turkey’s Human Rights Rollback Recommendations for Reform Introduction Human Rights and the Peace Process with the PKK The Rule of Law Impunity Restrictions on…
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Summary In 2008, Human Rights Watch released A Decade Under Chávez, a 230-page report documenting how the government of President…
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  I. Summary In Turkey, many hundreds of people currently face prosecution, or are serving substantial sentences for terrorism convictions. Their “crime” was to engage in peaceful protest, or to throw stones or burn…
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"Empty Promises:" Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard against Torture TABLE OF CASES INTRODUCTION... DIPLOMATIC ASSURANCES AND THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM... U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture U.N. Human Rights Committee U.N. Committee against Torture U…