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Mexico: Investigate state wrongdoings, not watchdogs


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Mexico: Investigate state wrongdoings, not watchdogs

President Peña Nieto made a statement in response to reports in the press that advanced spyware, sold to the Mexican Government for law enforcement and national security purposes, has also been used against prominent journalists and activists. When addressing the allegations in a speech on 22 June 2017, at Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, President Peña Nieto stated “I hope that the prosecutor will quickly delimit all responsibilities, and hope that the law can be applied against those who have raised false accusations.”


By Article 19, UK.


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Turkey: ARTICLE 19 submits expert opinion in the case of brothers, Ahmet and Mehmet Altan


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Turkey: ARTICLE 19 submits expert opinion in the case of brothers, Ahmet and Mehmet Altan

The Altans have been charged with “attempting to overthrow the Turkish Grand National Assembly”, “attempting to overthrow the Government of Turkey”, “attempting to abolish the Constitutional order” and “Committing crimes on behalf of an armed terrorist organisation without being a member”. If found guilty, they could receive up to three aggravated life sentences.


By Article 19, UK.


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Turkey: Rights Groups to monitor criminal trial against journalists accused of participating in coup


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Turkey: Rights Groups to monitor criminal trial against journalists accused of participating in coup

On 19 June, the first hearing will take place in a trial concerning 17 defendants, including a number of journalists. Among the defendants are prominent novelists and political commentators, Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak. The case is the first trial of journalists accused of taking part in last year’s failed coup attempt, and may shed light on how the courts will approach numerous cases concerning the right to freedom of expression and the right to a fair trial under the state of emergency.


By Article 19, UK.


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