Turkey may squander human rights in the name of security

Posted July 19, 2016 11:13 am by Editor

Turkey may squander human rights in the name of security

(Vatican Radio) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildarim has insisted that his country is governed by  rule of law, following last Friday’s attempted coup.

Thousands of military and police officials and members of the judiciary have been suspended and detained, however sources are unable to confirm exact numbers.

Concerns have been raised that Turkey will be in breach of human rights as it attempts to punish those responsible for the failed coup, with President Erdogan refusing to rule out that  the death penalty could be reinstated.

Vatican Radio’s Georgia Gogarty spoke with Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,

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