Turkey: Decriminalize dissent: Time to deliver on the right to freedom of expression

Turkey: Decriminalize dissent: Time to deliver on the right to freedom of expression

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Index Number: EUR 44/001/2013
Date Published: 27 March 2013
Categories: Turkey

The right to freedom of expression is under attack in Turkey. Criminal prosecutions targeting dissenting opinions represent one of Turkey’s most entrenched human rights problems. Despite a series of legislative reform packages, unfair laws remain on the statute and continue to be abused. In this report, Amnesty International analyses the problems in law and practice relating to ten of the most problematic offences and makes concrete recommendations on the legislative changes needed to bring these abuses to an end.


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