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Just sat down to read @amnesty's new report on human rights in #Turkey. Some highlights: 57,000 detainees are currently in prison without indictment/pending trial (over 20% of the prison population) [1/5]
At least 529 academics (including some of #Turkey's brightest minds) are charged with terrorism propaganda for signing a declaration for peace in Kurdish-majority areas. President of Turkish human rights foundation, former chair of Turkish medical association, are in prison [2/5]
Of 129,411 public sector workers dismissed since 2016 failed coup (which killed 250 people) at least 121,928 couldn't overturn their dismissal (despite government lauding a commission to correct unfair dismissals). Passports revoked, can't work in public sector, stigmatised [3/5]
#Turkey is still world's biggest jailer of journalists. Some 123 journalists & other media workers are currently imprisoned in pre-trial detention or serving custodial sentence. Over 170 media outlets, 1487 civil society organisations were closed down. [4/5]
Despite #Turkey's EU aims, #Istanbul #LGBTI pride still banned since 2015. Ban on all LGBTI events in Ankara continues, except MidEast Technical Uni. 'Saturday Mothers' gathering broken up with tear gas, banned. 61 Istanbul airport workers protesting conditions on trial. [5/5]
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