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Turkey must abandon ‘show trial’ against Gezi Park protest organizers

Headline Title:  Turkey must abandon ‘show trial’ against Gezi Park protest organizers 12 June 2014 Turkey must abandon a politically motivated show trial of a group of peaceful activists charged with organizing “unlawful” protests that swept the country a year ago, said Amnesty International.Members of the Taksim Solidarity group, whose trial in Istanbul begins today, face up to 15 and a half years in jail.“This is a vindictive, politically motivated show trial without a shred of evidence of actual crimes. It should be stopped at the first hearing,” said Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International’s…

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