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Turkey slams US report on human rights

Turkey on April 22 criticized the recent U.S. State Department Human Rights Report on Turkey, saying it “privileged the views of terrorist-linked sources” and “ignored the facts.” Turkey is “deeply …

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Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

Women in Saudi Arabia will finally be able to watch sporting events in all-male stadium from next year, the country’s General Sports Authority said. The planned law change comes as part of Saudi's reforms to give females more …

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Number of executions in Iran declines by 42%

The number of executions carried out in Iran in 2016, dropped by 42% in comparison to the previous year, Amnesty International said. It dropped in 2016 from at least 977 to at least 567. The report, published on Amnesty …

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UN special rapporteur due in Azerbaijan

United Nations Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, will visit Azerbaijan from 14 to 22 September 2016 in an official mission to probe the situation of human rights defenders in the country, the UNDP Baku Office informed, APA …

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ODIHR: Ankara actions against putchists raise concerns

Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Michael Link, underlined that the principles of rule of law, democracy and respect for human rights need to be upheld in Turkey, following the …

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Turkey suspends European Convention on Human Rights

Turkey will temporarily suspend the European Convention on Human Rights after announcing a state of emergency following the attempted coup. Deputy prime minister Numan Kurtlmus said on Thursday that Turkey would follow …

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ECHR fines Turkey to pay 1 million euros to opposition

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered Turkey to pay the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) 1 million euros for pecuniary damage concerning the confiscation of a substantial portion of the assets of the party by …

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