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In the Name of Security Counter-terrorism Laws Worldwide since September 11

By  Human Rights Watch
Sept. 11, 2012

In the Name of Security Counter-terrorism Laws Worldwide since September 11

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In the Name of Security Counter-terrorism Laws Worldwide since September 11

Counter-terrorism Security

During a protest in Turkey in 2010, two students unfurled a banner that read, “We want free education, we will get it.” For this act and participation in other non-violent political protests, the students were convicted of membership in an armed group and sentenced in 2012 to eight years and five months in prison. In recent years, Turkish authorities have prosecuted hundreds of activists for participating in such protests.