Amnesty Marks 100 Days of Detention for Turkey Staffers, as Ankara's Rift With West Deepens

Human rights group Amnesty International held events Thursday to mark 100 days since several of its Turkish staffers were detained in Istanbul.

This week, Turkish prosecutors officially filed an indictment against 10 of the human rights activists detained in July, along with Amnesty’s Turkey chairman Taner Kilic, and demanded jail sentences of up to 15 years on charges of supporting terrorist organizations.

Amnesty labeled the indictment “trumped-up and absurd.”

 

WATCH: Amnesty Marks 100 Days of Detention for Turkey Staff, as Ankara's Rift With West Grows

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19 Published By - voanews.middleeast - 2017.10.13. 08:15
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