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The hole where Medine Memi was buried by her relatives in the ...

The hole where Medine Memi was buried by her relatives in the courtyard of their house in Adiyaman, southeastern Turkey, February 4, 2010. Memi, a 16-year-old girl, was buried alive by relatives in southeastern Turkey in a gruesome honor killing carried out because she reportedly befriended boys, the Anatolia news agency reported Thursday. REUTERS/Tevfik Parlak/Anatolian

Details of honor killing shocks Turkey (UPI)

from Yahoo news
ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 5 (UPI) — The father and grandfather of a teenage girl buried alive for talking to boys have been arrested and are being held for trial, authorities in Turkey say.

Girl buried alive in honour killing in Turkey: Report (Vancouver Province)

Adana: 3,155 Children Arrested in 2009

from Bianet :: English
According to a report of the İHD Adana, 299 children were detained in 2009 in Adana. The children state that they were beaten by police officers, threatened to “confess”, restrained by hand-cuffs and chains and exposed to torture by soldiers in prison.

ECHR: Religious Indication on IDs Breaches Convention

from Bianet :: English
The European Court of Human Rights convicted Turkey of a breach of freedom of religion. Sinan Işık had applied to change the religious indication on his ID from “Islam” to “Alevi”. The court saw the root of the problem in the very existence of the field of indication.

A development for freedom of religion

by MUSTAFA ERDOĞAN – STAR

In 2006 Turkey took a step for the better and moved to allow people to leave the religion boxes of their national identity cards empty if they wished to do so.

Sentence for Juveniles’ “Light Bulb Tayyip” Slogans

from Bianet :: English
Eight trials have been launched against three high school students in Bursa for the slogan “Light bulb Tayyip”. The juveniles were convicted in three cases, so far only one court ruled for their acquittal. Young O.K. was found guilty of the same charges in Bursa last year.

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