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Balkans & Turkey

(03/05/2017) Journalist Is Not a Crime: Crackdown on media freedom in Turkey 03/05/2017 - Amnesty International briefing on freedom of expression in Turkey, which is under sustained and increasing attack. (25/05/2016) Greece: Amnesty International's submission to the Council of Europe on ... 25/05/2016 - Amnesty International wishes to share with the Committee of Ministers the following concerns on reforms to Greek asylum laws as part of the EU-Turkey refugee deal, and the detention of asylum seekers and unaccompanied children. (05/04/2016) ICJ, ECRE and AI joint briefing on proposal for EBCG Regulation 05/04/2016 - The International Commission of Jurists, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles and Amnesty International would like to present their joint briefing on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Border and Coast Guard and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 2007/2004, Regulation (EC) No. 863/2007 and Council Decision 2005/267/EC. (16/12/2015) Europe's Gatekeeper: Unlawful detention and deportation of refugees from ... 16/12/2015 - The report Europe’s Gatekeeper documents how, since September, in parallel with EU-Turkey migration talks, the Turkish authorities have rounded up and herded scores – possibly hundreds – of refugees and asylum-seekers onto buses and transported them more than 1,000 kilometres to isolated detention centres where they have been held incommunicado. (17/11/2015) Fear and Fences: Europe’s approach to keeping refugees at bay 17/11/2015 - The European Union’s (EU) determination to seal off its external borders is fuelling a range of human rights abuses while doing nothing to halt the influx of desperate refugees, said Amnesty International in a new report published today. (19/10/2015) Bulgaria must ensure independent and impartial investigation into death ... 19/10/2015 - Following the first known case of a fatal shooting on EU’s border, Amnesty International calls on the Bulgarian Minister of Interior to ensure that the investigation opened in the death of the Afghan asylum-seeker at the Bulgarian – Turkish border on the night of 15 October is carried out independently, thoroughly and effectively and the results are made public. (03/07/2015) Europe’s borderlands: Violations against migrants and refugees in ... 03/07/2015 - Europe’s borderlands: Violations against migrants and refugees in Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary, finds that an increasing number of vulnerable people are being left stranded in legal limbo across the Balkans. The situation is exacerbated by push-backs or deportations at every border, restricted access to asylum en route and a lack of safe and legal routes into the EU. (30/06/2015) Turkey: Pride march ban is a new low 30/06/2015 - Amnesty International is dismayed by the actions of the Turkish authorities, who on 28 June, prevented the annual Pride march from taking place after thousands had already gathered in Taksim, central Istanbul.