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Urgent action re ilhan comak-FINAL

1 BY EMAIL & BY POST & BY FAX Quick Response Desk Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva 8-14 Avenue de la Paix CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland E-mail: urgent-action@ohchr.org Fax: 0041 22 917 9006 Our ref: SK/2014 Date: 3 July 2014 FOR THE ...

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Signature campaign

Istanbul, September 2015 To Kenan İPEK – Minister of Justice; Call for Immediate Release / Signature campaign! FREE İLHAN ÇOMAK WHO IS ON TRIAL FOR THE LAST 21 YEARS IN TURKEY! Convicted as student, half of life spent in jail: İlhan Çomak seeks justice in delayed retrial. A writer and ...

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Convicted as student, half of life spent in jail: İlhan Çomak seeks justice in delayed retrial

İlhan Çomak was sentenced to death in 2000 by the infamous State Security Court run by military judges before the ruling was commuted to life imprisonment on the grounds of good behavior.

İlhan Çomak was arrested in 1994 while studying at university for involvement in Kurdish student groups. Twenty years on, Çomak has now spent half of his life behind bars as a living reminder of the theater that masqueraded as Turkish justice in the dark days of the 1990s, particularly in ...

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