Tag: Amnesty International

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Erdogan Arrests Turkish Doctors for Condemning Military Operation in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian crackdown on dissent from his war in Syria continued on Tuesday with the arrest of eleven members of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), who dared to issue a public denunciation of the ironically-named “Operation Olive Branch.”

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017 file photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, university students attend an anti-government protest inside Tehran University, in Tehran, Iran. As nationwide protests have shaken Iran over the last week, the Islamic …

State Department: Iran Has Arrested ‘at Least 1,000’ Protesters

The State Department announced on Thursday that Iran’s Islamic regime has arrested at least 1,000 Iranians since protests began and announced that it will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the uprising and how to provide support for the people.

China's President Xi Jinping (C) arrives to speak on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017. World leaders and senior business figures are gathering in the Vietnamese city …

China Congratulates Itself for Making ‘Remarkable Progress’ on Human Rights

China’s state-run Xinhua news service brings the joyous news that China’s State Council Information Office has declared China is making “remarkable progress” on human rights. This is a remarkable development, since authoritarian communist dictatorships are usually very critical of themselves.

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Palestinian Court Grants Bail to Prominent Abbas Critic

A Palestinian court agreed on Sunday to release a prominent activist on bail after his arrest on September 4 following his criticism of president Mahmud Abbas’s administration, his lawyer said.

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Saudi Arabia Executes Six for Drug Trafficking, Homicide

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Six people convicted of drug trafficking and homicide were executed in Saudi Arabia on Monday, the government said, the highest number of executions in a single day this year.

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Turkey Arrests Amnesty International’s Country Chairman

ISTANBUL (AP) – A Turkish court has formally arrested Amnesty International’s chairman in the country pending trial on charges of membership in a terror organization, Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said Saturday. The rights group called it a “mockery of

A Turkish police officer stands guard in front of Neve Shalom Synagogue on March 30, 2016 in Istanbul. Israel advised on March 18 all its citizens to leave Turkey, citing the potential for attacks.

Turkish Police Arrest President of Amnesty Int’l Turkey

Turkish police arrested the chairman of Amnesty International Turkey on Tuesday, on charges of collusion with exiled imam Fethullah Gülen, alleged mastermind behind the failed coup attempt of July 2016.