Day: May 30, 2018

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Turkish Conscript in 5th day of Military Service Gets Life Sentences on Coup Charges

Ankara (TP) – The İstanbul 26th High Criminal Court handed down aggravated life sentences to 41 defendants on Friday, among them Ahmet Özdemir, who was fulfilling his mandatory military service and joined the army only five days before a coup attempt on July 15, 2016. He was sentenced to 14 aggravated life sentences for the alleged murder of […]

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Israeli Bill Seeks to Criminalize Documentation of Soldiers’ Actions

Tel Aviv (MEMO) – The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation will discuss, Sunday, a bill that would prohibit the documentation of Israeli soldiers’ human rights violations against Palestinian citizens. On Thursday, Israel Hayom explained that the chairman of Yisrael Beiteinu bloc in the Knesset, Robert Ilatov, proposed the bill with the support of his party’s leader, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor […]

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