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Turkey: Time to remove the shackles on freedom

Headline Title:  Turkey: Time to remove the shackles on freedom 27 March 2013 A package of reforms before Turkey’s Parliament risks being a missed opportunity to bring the country’s laws in line with international human rights standards and leaves people vulnerable to a range of abuses including jail just for expressing an opinion, Amnesty International said in a new report out today.“The right to freedom of expression is under attack in Turkey. Hundreds of abusive prosecutions are brought against activists, journalists, writers and lawyers. It is one of Turkey’s most entrenched human…

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