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Prominent Kurdish Rights Lawyer Arrested in Turkey

The head of the bar association in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir was arrested early Tuesday. His arrest has sparked widespread condemnation among human rights groups, which are warning the move is part of a wider crackdown on Kurdish civil society and its legal political party ahead of the November general election. Tahir Elci, the head of the Diyarbakır Bar Association and a leading human rights lawyer, was arrested and jailed ahead of trial. He reportedly has been...

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