Article 19 – Oct 26

Leading freedom of expression organisations have submitted third-party interventions in ten cases against jailed Turkish journalists to which the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has given priority status. The interventions offer detailed

Nejat Tastan and Peter Steudtner embrace among a crowd of media and supporters, following their release. Photo shared by Fotis Flippou on Twitter.

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Turkey released eight people, including two foreign citizens, who had been charged with terrorism, a rare softening in its yearlong coup prosecutions.
First hearing of the 11 rights defenders detained over a training workshop in Büyükada, was held today. The court has ruled that all eight defendants in pre-trial detention be released pending trial.

Turkish judge bails eight human rights activists

Group including senior Amnesty International figure were standing trial on terrorism-related charges

A Turkish judge has ordered the release on bail of eight human rights activists including a senior official from Amnesty International, who were standing trial on terrorism-related charges.

Erdoğan has implied that Osman Kavala was detained as part of the investigation in which US mission staff Topuz was arrested.

State of Emergency Extended for 5th Time

Council of Ministers Spokesperson Bozdağ has announced that the State of Emergency has been extended for three more months. Turkey has been in State of Emergency since July 21, 2016.
Referring to the State of Emergency Commission, the European Court of Human Rights has rejected the application of the Academics for Peace who were discharged through statutory decrees and claimed violation of their freedom of expression.

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