Rapport 2013
La situation des droits humains dans le monde

Communiqués de presse

21 juin 2013

Turkey: Police violence threatens Pride marches in Taksim Square

Following weeks of violently suppressed public protests, the Turkish government’s declaration that public assemblies in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square will not be tolerated will put Pride marches at risk over the next two Sundays, Amnesty International warned today.

The organization believes that not allowing peaceful gatherings in one of Istanbul’s most iconic squares is a serious assault on the right to freedom of assembly, and the Turkish authorities must backpedal from this threatened restriction.

“Turkey’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community have struggled for years to gain acceptance of and respect for their Pride events, which have gone ahead successfully without police intervention in recent years. To have this derailed now would be a serious step backwards for freedom of assembly in Turkey,” said Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Programme Director John Dalhuisen.

Turkish LGBTI activists had organized the Pride events for the next two Sundays – 23 and 30 June.

The Pride marches follow several weeks during which police repeatedly used excessive force against peaceful protesters in the square.

Région ou pays Europe et Asie centrale
Pays Turquie
Pour plus d'informations, prenez contact avec le Bureau de presse international »

Bureau de presse international

Téléphone : +44 (0) 20 7413 5566
9h30 - 17h00 TU lundi - vendredi
Téléphone : +44 (0) 777 847 2126
24 h / 24
Fax : +44 (0) 20 7413 5835
Bureau de presse international
Peter Benenson House
1 Easton Street
London
WC1X 0DW
Royaume-Uni
Suivez le Bureau de presse international sur Twitter
@amnestypress