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Turkey: Fresh protests spark fears over pending tear gas shipments

Headline Title:  Turkey: Fresh protests spark fears over pending tear gas shipments 12 September 2013 All countries should suspend shipments of tear gas, armoured vehicles and other riot control projectile equipment to Turkey until the Turkish authorities can guarantee protesters’ right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, Amnesty International said. The call comes as police have again abusively used large amounts of tear gas and water cannon to disperse protests – some of them violent – in Istanbul and other cities around the country in the past three days. This new round…

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