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Turkey abuses counterterrorism laws to silence academics

Member of the Academics for Peace, Prof. Zübeyde Füsun Üstel has been charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” (Article No. 7/2 of Turkey’s Counterterrorism Law No. 3713) for signing the Academics for Peace statement “We will not be a party to this crime”. The statement criticized military actions in…
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Open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May

The Rt Honourable Theresa May MP 10 Downing Street   Dear Prime Minister On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019, the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign calls on you to acknowledge the great strides that Kurdish women have achieved towards gaining equality between women and men. On this day, we stand…
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Event in Lords marks the anniversary of Öcalans abduction

The FreedomForÖcalan.org trade union campaign was joined by academics, politicians and leading civil rights lawyers for a special conference in the House of Lords on the 20th anniversary of Abdullah Öcalans capture. The meeting called on the Turkish government to honour its own legal framework and the internationally accepted “Mandela…
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