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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.

Poland Presidential Veto is a Step Back from the Brink

Following an announcement by Poland’s president Andrzej Duda that he will veto two controversial judicial reform bills which would have granted the ruling Law and Justice Party wide ranging control of the judiciary, Gauri Van Gulik, Deputy Europe Director at Amnesty International, said the following.

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