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Urgent Call on The Dismissal of Academics for Peace, including Member of the HRFT Directors Board Prof. Dr. Ümit Biçer, From Their Posts at the Universities

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                                                04.09.2016   Urgent call: The dismissal of Academics for Peace, including Prof. Dr. Ümit Biçer, Member of the HRFT Directors Board, from their posts at the universities, is completely unacceptable and should be immediately revoked! Dear Madame/Sir, Upon the declaration of the State of Emergency, we have urged, ...

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Closure of Özgür Gündem Daily is Unlawful!

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August 17, 2016 WE CONDEMN THE CLOSURE OF THE DAILY AND THE RAID OF ITS HEADQUARTER Ozgur Gundem Daily was shut down on August 16, 2016 by the decision of Istanbul 8th Criminal Court of Peace, on completely arbitrary grounds lacking any lawful basis. Before the disclosure of this unlawful ...

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PHR Report on Southeastern Turkey: Health Care Under Siege

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Crackdown in county’s restive southeast a grave foreshadowing of Turkey’s strong-arm tactics New York, NY – 09/08/2016 Over the past year, Turkish security forces have deliberately and unlawfully imposed a virtual state of emergency across the country’s southeast, according to a new report from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). That ...

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26 July 2016 To the Press and Public Opinion THE DECREE DEVISED WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE EMERGENCY STATE LAW AND IGNORING HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF RULE OF LAW SHOULD BE URGENTLY REVOKED!   As the Human Rights Association (HRA) and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), ...

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To Press and Public Opinion; Torture is Absolutely Prohibited!

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July 19, 2016 To Press and Public Opinion Torture is absolutely prohibited! No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergence, may be invoked as a justification of torture.  As the two most prominent human rights institutions ...

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Death Penalty Can Not Be Brought Back!

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July 18, 2016 Following the coup attempt on July 15, bringing back the death penalty is put on agenda once again, with the discussions regarding the punishment of the coup plotters. Turkish penal laws and regulations contain ample clauses that define the punishments to be given to coup plotters. The ...

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