Turkey: Convictions of Former Amnesty Staff Overturned – Fight Against ‘Curtailing of Human Rights’ Continues


Amnesty International stated that the decision by Turkey’s highest appeals court to overturn baseless convictions of Amnesty Turkey’s Honorary Chair and three other human rights defenders is a huge relief, yet also highlights once more the politically motivated nature of the prosecutions. The ruling by the Court of Cassation on the convictions of Taner Kılıç, İdil Eser, Özlem Dalkıran, and Günal Kurşun – four of 11 human rights defenders in the Büyükada case, who were convicted in July 2020 – comes more than five years after their initial arrests in the summer of 2017. Read more here.
Source: AI


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