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Imprisoned Turkish Human Rights Lawyer Dies After 7-Month Hunger Strike

HeadlineSep 01, 2020

The Kurdish-Turkish human rights lawyer Ebru Timtik has died after holding a seven-month hunger strike from behind bars in Turkey demanding a fair trial for herself and 17 other colleagues. Timtik was sentenced to over 13 years in prison on a terrorism conviction last year and accused of links to the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front. She and a colleague started a hunger strike in February protesting unfair trial proceedings. Her case was under review by an appeals court.

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