Turkey bar association urges withdrawal of anti-terror bill Chris Buell at 3:10 PM ET
[JURIST] The Istanbul Bar Association [official website, in Turkish] has urged the Turkish government to withdraw proposed anti-terror legislation, warning that the bill could harm freedom, while adding nothing to the previously adopted Turkish Penal Code [JURIST report]. The Bar Association, in a written statement made Friday, argued that the anti-terror bill could result in stiff punishments for the media and for crimes like writing graffiti. The Bar Association also said that the bill should not extend the opportunity for amnesty to top-level terrorist group leaders.
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