Turkey Puts More Rights Advocates on Trial, Raising International Concerns 1 234 567

Turkey Puts More Rights Advocates on Trial, Raising International Concerns

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A trial begins in Istanbul Wednesday for eleven prominent human rights activists, including two foreign nationals, in a case that is drawing criticism from international human rights organizations who say it is part of a campaign by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to silence criticism and scrutiny in Turkey in the wake of last year's coup attempt.  

The defendants face prison sentences of up to 15 years in prison.

Amnesty International's chairman in...

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