EU accuses Turkey for violating human rights by opening Gezi protests trial

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Turkish riot police fire tear gas towards protesters during clashes with anti-government demonstrators in Istanbul, Turkey, 16 June 2013. Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators were injured as Turkish police used excessive force to clear Istanbul's Gezi Park, the main group organizing the protests said 16 June.

EU accuses Turkey for violating human rights by opening Gezi protests trial


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The European Union called for the release of 16 civil society representatives against who the Turkish court opened a trial, over their involvement in 2013 Gezi Park anti-government protests.
The EU stressed that use of prolonged pre-trial detention can undermine the principle of presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial of the defendant.
“The EU will continue to closely monitor this case as well as trials against journalists, members of parliament, human rights defenders, lawyers and academics with the highest level of scrutiny.”, stated the Union.

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