Saturday, January 21, 2006

Human Rights Watch gives Turkey a mixed assessment

Human rights development in Turkey mixed during 2005. Govt committed to reform, is clearly inhibited by anti-reform elements within judiciary, police, army, says New York-based human rights group Human Rights Watch 2006 report

Human rights development in Turkey was mixed during 2005. Although the government is committed to reform, it's clearly inhibited by anti-reform elements within the judiciary, police and army, claimed the 2006 report of the New York-based human rights group, Human Rights Watch.

The report said that Turkey's main achievement in 2005 was the sustained progress in combating torture; the number of reports of ill-treatment of prisoners in police stations continues to fall. "Little progress was made, however, toward guaranteeing language freedoms and freedom of expression," said the report.

Read the whole story on The New Anatolian

See also: Gul: ECHR Decision Shows Law at Work in Turkey (Zaman)

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