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HRW Documents Cases of Torture in Post-Coup Turkey

Police in Turkey have used new emergency decrees enacted after July’s failed coup attempt to torture detainees, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch. The report alleges 13 cases of torture at the hands of police, made possible by emergency decrees that absolve government officials of responsibility for their actions. “By removing safeguards against torture, the Turkish government effectively wrote a blank check to law enforcement agencies to torture and mistreat...

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