Turkey: Joint Letter Urges UN Human Rights Council to Address Crackdown Against Journalists


On 3 September 2019, ARTICLE 19 sent a joint letter to the UN Human Rights Council raising concerns for Turkey’s on-going crackdown on journalists and media outlets. The letter urges states to intervene during the 42nd regular session of the HRC in September 2019, in the forum of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. The letter, signed by 18 human rights and journalists’ organisations, calls on delegations to speak out and address Turkey’s repressive campaign against freedom of expression. The signing organisations also stress that the Human Rights Council should not ignore such a blatant violation of Turkey’s international human rights law obligations and commitments. Read more here.

Source: Article 19


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