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Persecution of opposition HDP leader in Turkey Detention of HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas is violation of rights, says top Turkish court

The Turkish constitutional court said the detention of Selahattin Demirtas is in violation of his rights to liberty and security provided by the country’s constitution. He has been in jail since November 2016

Trade Union Congress Women trade unionists demand new deal to combat gender pay gap, other forms of discrimination

‘Sisters Standing Strong’ – the 2020 Women’s Conference of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in London was attended by 150 delegates representing 34 unions in the United Kingdom

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 47

In the latest episode, Peoples Dispatch reports on violent repression on the protesters of Swaziland and Turkey, and also a rare success of migrant workers in Qatar.

protest-kurdish-turkey Turkish police brutally crush protests against removal of Kurdish mayors

Many Kurdish lawmakers, journalists and civilian protesters suffered injuries at the hands of the riot police. Tear gas bombs, batons and high pressure water cannons were used to suppress the protests.

Turkey Mayors Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayors, detains over 400 for PKK links

The three mayors, alleged to have links with the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party, will be replaced by state-appointed governors. Protests broke out in the cities of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin over the incident

Kurdish hunger strike ends in victory

After successfully breaking the isolation of political prisoner Abdullah Öcalan, Kurdish activists have ended their hunger strike

Thousands of Kurds continue hunger strike in support of Abdullah Öcalan

It’s been 199 days since MP Leyla Güven began her hunger strike demanding an end to the isolation of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan, and Kurds from around the world have joined the protest in solidarity.

Kurdish hunger striker Zülküf Gezen takes his life, police attack funeral

Thousands of Kurdish leaders and militants have been on a hunger strike to demand an end to the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, incarcerated on the Imrali island prison for the past 20 years

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