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(18/10/2017) EU: Leaders must press Turkey on human rights Ahead of the 19-20 October European Council meeting, which is expected to issue conclusions on Turkey, ... Turkey must release human rights defenders, still in jail after 100 days Ten activists, including İdil Eser, the Director of Amnesty Turkey, were arrested on 5 June whilst Amnesty International’s Turkey Chair, Taner Kılıç, was arrested a month earlier. On 4 October a prosecutor filed an indictment calling for jail terms of up to 15 years for all 11 human rights defenders on absurd and trumped up terrorism charges. (14/09/2017) EU: Prominent Mexican activist in Brussels to demand action on human rights Prominent Mexican environmental activist Gustavo Castro will be in Brussels next week to demand EU policy ... (25/07/2017) Turkey: Foreign Minister’s baseless allegations threaten entire human ... Responding to statements made by Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu at a press conference following his ... (18/07/2017) Jailing of activists, including Amnesty director, a crushing blow for ... The remanding of six human rights defenders in pre-trial custody is an appalling affront to justice and a ... (16/05/2017) Europe: Human rights activists under unprecedented crackdown Journalists, lawyers and activists are among the victims of a global civil society crackdown, which has also ... (16/12/2015) European Parliament Prize exposes EU inaction on Saudi Arabia’s human ... Today’s awarding of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Raif Badawi by the European Parliament (EP) ... (04/12/2015) World’s biggest human rights campaign puts spotlight on abuses People who speak out against leaders face increasing risk of punishment or prosecution, Amnesty ...