Former Committee for the Prevention of Torture Chair Marc Neve raises concerns over Abdullah Öcalan’s 25-year isolation in Turkey’s İmralı Island Prison. Neve calls for the anti-torture committee to reassess the situation and for political dialogue.
The United States will not withdraw from North and East Syria according to Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland who affirmed the US’ commitment to countering terrorism following Sunday’s ISIS attack on a church in Istanbul.
An Iranian lawmaker has callously publicly commended Monday’s hanging of four Kurdish political prisoners, warning that the executions were ‘a lesson’ for dissidents in the Islamic Republic.
In other news, a survivor of the 2014 genocide of Yazidis in Sinjar delivers witness testimony in Brussels claiming Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan’s ruling party were complicit in the atrocities committed by ISIS.
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