EFD Rights Watch: Arbitrariness routinized as Grup Yorum concert cancelled… As Turkey becomes the 2nd heavily policed country…

Grup Yorum interdit de séjour à Harbiye (Istanbul)

Heureusement qu’il n’était pas question de liberté d’expression dans le” paquet démocratique” présenté le 30 septembre dernier par  Recep Tayyip Erdogan, le chef du gouvernement AKP. Sinon on aurait pu penser que la “grande municipalité” d’Istanbul avait loupé l’appel ou pire était entrée en dissidence.

Most Heavily Policed: Countries – Bloomberg Best (and Worst)

Bloomberg ? lNumeric View | pBar View | i?Information Bloomberg ranked countries with at least 5 million people based on per capita levels of police personnel. According to the UNODC, ‘police personnel’ are those who work in public agencies ‘whose
Prosecutors demand up to seven years of jail for 16 protesters, including one US citizen

Istanbul prosecutors have demanded up to seven years of jail time on Oct. 12 for 16 protesters who attended three nights of protests in Istanbul’s Kadıköy

Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals? Balyoz verdict unlikely to change: Top judge

The Supreme Court of Appeals? verdict on the ‘Balyoz’ coup case is unlikely to change, Turkish Constitutional Court head Haşim Kılıç said

Former minister escapes possible jail time in Turkey

Turkey?s former Interior Minister Mehmet Ağar has once again escaped the possibility of being imprisoned

Main opposition CHP calls on Russia to free Turkish activist

Deputy Chairman of the main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) Gürsel Tekin has sent a letter

Relatives of Gezi Park victims appeal to ECHR

Relatives of Gezi Park protest victims have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights on Oct. 11

Digital evidence criteria in the ?Balyoz? verdict

The digital evidence in the ?Balyoz? (Sledgehammer) case initiated a major debate

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