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Turkey: Amnesty Chair Detained Again

Expand Lawyer and human rights defender Taner Kılıç, chair of the board of Amnesty International’s Turkey section. © 2017 Amnesty International (Istanbul) – The decision by a Turkish court on February 1, 2018, to keep the human rights defender Taner Kılıç in pretrial detention less than 24 hours after ordering his provisional release shows the politicized and arbitrary nature of the justice system in Turkey, Human Rights Watch said today. Kılıç, a lawyer and chair of the board of Amnesty International’s Turkey section, has been detained since June 2017 on trumped-up terrorism charges. “The…

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