Amnesty International: Turkey continues crackdown on opponents in 2019

Amnesty International said in its annual report that the Turkish government’s campaign against the opposition and its critics continued in 2019 despite the end of the two-year state of emergency. “Thousands of people have been held in pretrial detention for prolonged periods, often without any credible evidence that they committed crimes recognized under international law,” said Amnesty International in its report, and stressed that there are severe restrictions on the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

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HRW: Medical supplies must be allowed to enter N, E Syria immediately

Human Rights Watch called on the Security Council to repeal Resolution 2,504 of January 10 this year, and affirmed that restrictions imposed by the Iraqi and Syrian authorities are impeding the arrival of the required medical aid and personnel to the areas of northern and eastern Syria as part of efforts to combat Corona pandemic.

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Women unionists call for respect of children’s rights

The Confederation of Revolutionary Workers’ Unions (DISK) Women’s Commission, Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions (KESK) Women’s Assembly, Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) Women’s Working Group and the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) Women’s Medicine and Women’s Health Branch issued a joint statement on children’s rights on 23 April, children’s day in Turkey.

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