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Turkish director Amnesty International remains longer stuck

Turkish director Amnesty International remains longer stuck

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The director of the Turkish department of Amnesty International will continue to be stuck. A Turkish court determined that Idil Eser to her trial should be held.

Eser was on July 5, together with nine others was arrested when she was a workshop about digital security attended.

They were held in the aftermath of the failed coup last summer and are suspected of membership of a terrorist organisation. Among the detainees are a Swedish and German trainer. The others are human rights activists.

The court determined that four detainees should be released.

Amnesty says the detention of the activists, a new blow for the human rights in Turkey. “An appalling insult to justice and a new low in the repression after the couppoging,” said Amnesty in a response Tuesday. According to the organization, is referred to as a “political witch hunt”.

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