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Turkey: Baseless Charges Over Landmark 2013 Protests

Expand Osman Kavala (left) and Yiğit Aksakoğiu (right) have been arbitrarily detained in Silivri prison since November 2017 and November 2018 respectively. © 2016 private & Bernard van Leer Foundation (Brussels) – An indictment accusing the civic leader Osman Kavala and 15 others of financing and organizing mass protests in Turkey in 2013 in an attempt to overthrow the government provides no credible evidence of criminal activity, Human Rights Watch said today. The May-June 2013 Gezi Park demonstrations and sit-in, in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, led hundreds of thousands of people to exercise…

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