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‘Prison Release Law Leaves Innocent, Vulnerable Prisoners at Risk of COVID-19’

Amnesty International has released a statement about the law on criminal enforcement approved by the Parliament: “Those convicted in unfair trials under Turkey’s overly broad anti-terrorism laws are also now condemned to face the prospect of infection.” https://bianet.org/5/147/222908-prison-release-law-leaves-innocent-vulnerable-prisoners-at-risk-of-covid-19

Solidarity with Imprisoned Lawyers in Turkey

Today (14th April 2020) is ‘be kind to lawyers day’ – and at AmnestyBrum we’re taking the opportunity to show solidarity with lawyers who have been imprisoned in Turkey. Solidarity with Imprisoned Lawyers in Turkey

Erdogan is using the coronavirus crisis to continue repressing political prisoners

Can Dundar, the former editor in chief of the leading Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet, is now living in exile. Turkey has become the country with the fastest-rising number of coronavirus cases, with nearly 50,000 cases and nearly 1,000 deaths since the first case was diagnosed on March 10. But rather than addressing these worrisome trends, Turkey’s parliament is busy …

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COVID-19: Jailed Human Rights Defenders Must Be Released Immediately

Check out FIDH’s #ForFreedom campaign for the release of imprisoned human rights defenders threatened by the pandemic In light of the serious threat posed to prisoners by the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, FIDH and its undersigned member organisations recall governments’ obligation to ensure the safety and health of detained individuals that are under their responsibility, and launch …

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Turkey to free thousands of prisoners due to coronavirus pandemic

Some 45,000 to be freed until end of May, but politicians, journalists, critics jailed after 2016 coup not included. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/turkey-free-thousands-prisoners-due-coronavirus-pandemic-200414005036259.html

‘State and Prison Administrations Responsible for Protecting Prisoners from Covid-19’

Listing 14 recommendations, nine rights organizations, unions and professional chambers have called on the state and prison administrations to take necessary precautions to protect the prisoners and prison personnel from coronavirus. http://bianet.org/english/human-rights/221486-state-and-prison-administrations-responsible-for-protecting-prisoners-from-covid-19

Call to Release Pre-Trial Detainees in Turkey

Timely and fair call on the situation of pre-trial detainees Turkish prisons. Let’s hope relevant judiciary bodies endorse the measure. Thank you to every HHRR entity involved in the campaign. https://www.nhc.nl/call-to-release-pre-trial-detainees-in-turkey/ Timely and fair call on the situation of pre-trial detainees Turkish prisons. Let’s hope relevant judiciary bodies endorse the measure. Thank you to every …

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