Tag Archives: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch: Turkey: End Incorrect, Unlawful Use of Teargas

A police officer fires teargas on June 17, 2013.
© 2013 Miguel Carminati

Dozens Injured as Police Fired Teargas Canisters Directly at Protesters (Istanbul) – Police fired teargas canisters directly at protesters during the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, turning them into dangerous projectiles that caused serious injuries, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch has documented 10 cases in which people were seriously injured, including loss of an eye, when police [...] → Read the full article…

The Telegraph: Turkey protesters celebrate after police leave Istanbul square

Thousands of protesters celebrated early on Sunday after police withdrew from Istanbul’s Taksim Square, the focal point of nationwide protests against Turkey’s Islamist-rooted government. The government, while acknowledging some excesses by police in two days of clashes, called on the demonstrators to leave the streets after protests in 48 cities. Rights groups denounced police violence, with Amnesty International saying that [...] → Read the full article…