Turkey: Up to 15 years in prison for 11 human rights activists

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The Istanbul prosecutor’s office on Sunday demanded up to 15 years’ imprisonment for eleven human rights activists, mostly arrested in July and accused of links with a “terrorist organization,” according to the Dogan news agency.

Among the accused are the Amnesty International Director and President in Turkey and a German and a Swedish citizen. The militants, eight of whom are currently in detention, are being prosecuted for belonging to and assisting an “armed terrorist organization”, Dogan said.

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