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Turkey: Anti-terror arrests target prominent human rights lawyers

Headline Title:  Turkey: Anti-terror arrests target prominent human rights lawyers 18 January 2013 Overnight police raids in several Turkish cities have resulted in the arrest of 15 human rights lawyers known for defending individuals’ right to freedom of speech and victims of police violence, Amnesty International said. The police operation, which was reportedly aimed at clamping down on a banned left-wing group, included arrests in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir and targeted residential addresses as well as law offices. Headquarters and branches of the Contemporary Lawyers’ Association…

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