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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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These Releases are by Virtue of Great Efforts and Solidarity of All!

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30.06.2016 We are happy to inform you that 13th High Criminal Court has just issued interlocutory decision of release for Şebnem Korur Fincancı (President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, HRFT) and Erol Önderoğlu (Turkey Representative of Reporters without Borders), who were arrested together with Ahmet Nesin (Journalist) on 20 June 2016 on ...

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Statement from Independent Forensic Expert Group Calling for the Release of Dr.Şebnem Korur Fincanci, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin

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23-06-2016 The Independent Forensic Expert Group, which is supported by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, calls upon the Turkish Government to secure the immediate release of our colleague and friend Dr Şebnem Korur Fincancı (President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, HRFT) and her companions Erol Önderoğlu (Turkey ...

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