Amnesty International has released its annual report, evaluating the developments in the field of human rights in 154 countries. The report contains six pages devoted to Turkey, recording violations in many areas, from the judiciary to freedom of thought and demonstration, from torture to the rights violations experienced by women and the LGBTQ+s. The highlights of the Turkey section, titled, “There were violations of rights and protests all over Turkey in 2021” are as follows:
Deep flaws in the judicial system have not been remedied.
Freedom of peaceful assembly was severely restricted.
In the face of heavy attacks against freedom of expression, disproportionate force was used against people exercising their right to peaceful assembly.
Serious and credible allegations of torture and other ill-treatment were made.
Oppositional politicians, journalists, human rights advocates and others continued to face “baseless” investigations, trials and convictions.
Government officials targeting LGBTQ+s with homophobic rhetoric, increased physical attacks against immigrants with the rise of anti-refugee rhetoric, and Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.
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