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2017-10-26 The Grand Turk
Human rights activists go on trial in Turkey
[Al Jazeera] Ottoman Turkish authorities have put 11 human rights
...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state...
activists on trial, including the chairman of Amnesia Amnesty International in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, Taner Kilic.

Those facing charges at Istanbul's Caglayan courthouse on Wednesday were enjugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
in separate police raids in June and July and include one Swede and a German national.

Idil Eser, director of Amnesia Amnesty International Turkey, is also among those on trial.

Accusations include supporting groups that Turkey has proscribed as "terrorist" organizations, such as the Gulen movement, and Kurdish separatist factions.
Update from Deutsche Welle at 5:30 a.m. ET:
A court in Istanbul on Wednesday said that German activist Peter Steudtner and 11 other human rights activists should be released on Wednesday after the Turkish public prosecutor requested an end to the pre-trial detention of the group.
It sounds like this is a for-the-duration-of-the-trial thingy, rather than sending them home for good.
The Turkish government has accused the group of "aiding armed terrorist organizations" through civil society actions in Turkey. The government has also accused the activists of being members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), far-left DHKP-C and the Gulen movement.
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