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Activist Detained in Turkey for Tweets

Expand Writer and human rights activist, Nurcan Baysal, pictured in Diyarbakır, Turkey. © 2015 Human Rights Watch The Turkish government’s intolerance of criticism knows few bounds. Police detained writer and human rights activist Nurcan Baysal from her house in Diyarbakır, southeastern Turkey, late Sunday. As I write this she remains in custody. She has been detained in connection with her tweets calling for peace and condemning the Turkish government’s military incursion in the northwest Syrian enclave of Afrin, her lawyer told Human Rights Watch. Afrin is under the control of Kurdish forces,…

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