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State security forces shoot and kill Kurdish man in western Iran

State security forces shoot and kill Kurdish man in western IranTuesday, 23 Mars, 2021 , 14:42

Iran-hrm.com

A Kurdish man was killed in a police shooting on Monday on Khorramabad Road in western Iran. According to Hengaw Kurdish website, the man was identified as Mohammad Sadeghi.

Demirtaş to court board: Don’t sacrifice yourselves for government

Demirtaş to court board: Don’t sacrifice yourselves for governmentTuesday, 16 Mars, 2021 , 17:00

Bianet.org

The main trial of jailed politician Selahattin Demirtaş continued at the Ankara 19th Heavy Penal Court. Handing down its judgement on this case, the ECtHR previously gave a ruling of right violation and immediate release.

Turkey: Don’t Expel Opposition Deputy from Parliament

Turkey: Don’t Expel Opposition Deputy from Parliament Tuesday, 16 Mars, 2021 , 15:42

Hrw.org

Social Media Posting Conviction a Flagrant Rights Violation

(Istanbul) – Any move by Turkey’s parliament to use an opposition politician’s wrongful conviction for a social media post as a pretext to strip him of his parliamentary seat and jail him would compound the serious violation of his right to freedom of expression and violate the voters’ right to choose their representatives, Human Rights Watch said today.

Turkey: Free Politician after European Court Ruling

Turkey: Free Politician after European Court RulingWednesday, 3 Mars, 2021 , 17:11

Hrw.org

Council of Europe Body Should Require Turkey to Implement Demirtaş Judgment

Turkish appeals court upholds sentence against pro-Kurdish MP

Turkish appeals court upholds sentence against pro-Kurdish MPMonday, 22 February, 2021 , 14:47

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s top appeals court approved a jail sentence against a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on terrorism charges, state media said on Friday, potentially opening the way to him being barred from parliamentary membership.

Iran sentences female activist to five years in prison for teaching Kurdish

Iran sentences female activist to five years in prison for teaching KurdishTuesday, 16 February, 2021 , 15:51

Kurdistanhumanrights.org

An Iranian court has sentenced Kurdish female civil rights activist Zahra Mohammadi to five years in prison for teaching Kurdish language in the Kurdish region of Iran, sources have told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

Kurdish man tortured and killed by Tehran police: human rights network

 Kurdish man tortured and killed by Tehran police: human rights network Wednesday, 10 February, 2021 , 16:33

Rudaw.net | By Sura Ali

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region— A young Kurdish man was tortured and killed three days after being detained by police in Tehran, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) reported on Tuesday.

Prestigious Istanbul University Fights Erdogan’s Reach

Prestigious Istanbul University Fights Erdogan’s ReachFriday, 5 February, 2021 , 16:20

nyt.com | | Feb. 1, 2021

Bogazici University in Istanbul has long been a target of religious conservatives who deplore its liberal attitudes.

Students and professors at Bogazici University, one of Turkey’s most well-known institutions, are protesting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of a new rector.

Interior Minister justifies violence against Boğaziçi University protestors, accuses them of links to 'terror groups'

Interior Minister justifies violence against Boğaziçi University protestors, accuses them of links to 'terror groups'Thursday, 7 January, 2021 , 18:04

Duvarenglish.com

Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has cast the Boğaziçi University protestors as being linked to “terror groups.” “Turkish police did the right thing by not allowing terrorism-linked illegal groups that tried to enter the university and are not from Boğaziçi [University],” Soylu said on Jan. 6. In similar remarks, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's staunch ally Devlet Bahçeli accused the protestors of “being pawns of terrorism.”