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Amnesty International Urges EU Officials to Raise Issue of Detained Human Rights Defenders with Turkish minister

While members and activists demonstrated outside, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, met with the European Commission’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, and asked her to urgently raise the issue of jailed human rights defenders at her meeting with the Turkish Foreign Affairs and EU Ministers later today. Amnesty International’s Turkey Director and Chair, Idil Eser and Taner Kılıç are currently in detention facing terrorism related charges.

Prior to meeting with Turkish foreign minister, EU official to discuss jailed activists with Amnesty chief

Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, will urge EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini to urgently raise the issue of jailed human rights defenders — including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director and Chair, Idil Eser and Taner Kılıç — at her meeting with the Turkish Foreign Minister tomorrow morning.

Resuming Executions in Ohio Will Not Serve Justice

After a three-year hiatus, the state of Ohio is scheduled to resume executions this week. Ronald R. Phillips is scheduled to be put to death on July 26, despite outcry from groups including human rights organizations, faith leaders, correctional officers, and exonerated former death-row prisoners.

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