IHRC welcomes the UN’s decision to promote and highlight the achievements of human rights defenders who often risk life and limb for the betterment of mankind.
We are concerned that such heavy sentencing, the subsequent confiscation of passports and other intimidatory measures are an attempt to deter protesting.
Below please find the report of the IHRC legal observer into the trial of Huda Kaya and 74 other peaceful demonstrators charged with trying to overthrow the Turkish constitution by force.
Islamic Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned with the recently released statistics regarding stops and searches under s44 of the Terrorism Act 2000. It is clear that there is significant misuse of powers granted to the Police under the Act.