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Turkish prisons at 16 percent overcapacity: report
Turkey

Turkish prisons at 16 percent overcapacity: report

Turkish prisons are holding 49,518 more prisoners than their overall capacity, the Stockholm Center for Freedom reported, citing the latest data from…
Book tells story of teacher who died in Turkish prison due to lack of medication
Turkey

Book tells story of teacher who died in Turkish prison due to lack of medication

A recently published book tells the story of teacher Halime Gülsu, who died in a Turkish prison in 2018 due to deprivation…
CPJ to release annual report on journalists imprisoned globally
Media Freedom

CPJ to release annual report on journalists imprisoned globally

The census records journalists known to be in custody as of December 1, 2022, providing background information and demographic data…
2021 Winter letter marathon for the Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin
World

2021 Winter letter marathon for the Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin

Most of us will spend the cozy winter holidays with our family and good food. But there are at least…
I’m watching the coronavirus crisis unfold from a Turkish prison. This is why I’m hopeful.
Opinion

I’m watching the coronavirus crisis unfold from a Turkish prison. This is why I’m hopeful.

These days being in an actual prison while everyone else is confined inside their homes feels like sitting in a…
Turkey must protect all prisoners from coronavirus – Human Rights Watch
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Turkey must protect all prisoners from coronavirus – Human Rights Watch

The novel coronavirus poses a huge threat to inmates and staff in Turkey’s overcrowded prisons and the government should expand…
A campaign was launched for women in Turkey prisons
World

A campaign was launched for women in Turkey prisons

AST launched a campaign to support the women who are in prison in Turkey. Video message for more than 10,000…
Court of appeal upholds sentences given to opposition journalists and staff from Cumhuriyet daily
Media Freedom

Court of appeal upholds sentences given to opposition journalists and staff from Cumhuriyet daily

Prison sentences that were handed down to staff members of the critical Cumhuriyet daily last year were upheld by a…
European Parliament resolution underscores lack of domestic legal remedies in Turkey
World

European Parliament resolution underscores lack of domestic legal remedies in Turkey

Forty-seven Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and 14 press freedom and free expression organizations led by the International Press…
[UPDATE] Gabon hands Turkish educators, families over to Turkey
Education

[UPDATE] Gabon hands Turkish educators, families over to Turkey

Three Turkish educators and their families who were arbitrarily detained in Libreville, the capital city of Gabon, were handed over to…
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