Turkey and Kuwait alerts


The Bar Human Rights Committee raised concerns over the fair trial rights of ten journalists and a lawyer being tried on terrorism charges in Turkey. It urged the authorities to honour their constitutional and international commitments to the rule of law. It also voiced concerns over the case of 70 Kuwaiti MPs and anti-corruption protestors convicted of public order offences and sentenced to prison terms of up to nine years. One of the three BHRC observers sent to monitor the appeal at the Kuwaiti Court of Cassation was denied a visa to enter Kuwait.

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