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Osama Jamal ‘Abdallah Mahdi was sentenced to death in December 2011 after an unfair trial. His “confession”, allegedly obtained under torture, was admitted as evidence against him.
Opposition activist Ahmed Douma has been sentenced to six months in prison for “insulting the President". He is in prison, despite being granted bail pending his appeal.
Since 29 May, over 2,000 people have been injured across Turkey after police used water
cannon and tear gas against demonstrators.