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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…

Firat News: Gezi protestor dies in Ankara

Ethem Sarısülük, 26, died late Wednesday after struggling for life for 11 days since he was shot on the head during the first days of protests in Ankara, on June 1, in solidarity with Gezi Park resistance. Sarısülük died after being declared brain dead on June 5, increasing the number of casualties in Gezi protests across the country to three. [...] → Read the full article…