Jailing Kurdish children to undermine dissent

04 Dec 2009
Source: 
IPS News
  • IPS News’ reports that recent amendments to the anti-terror law makes it possible to sentence children as terrorists for up to 50 years in prison. According to figures there are 3’000 children currently in prison in Turkey, and according to a rights group all of them are Kurdish. Related News: 4.11.2009, Today’s Zaman, Children do not make terrorists 25.06.2009, Bianet, “[Turkey] UN asks government about children tried as terrorists”: http://tdh-childprotection.org/content/view/1331/1/

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