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Report on Mass Detentions



On April 8, Solidarity with OTHERS marked the 7th anniversary of the first mass detention operation carried out in Turkey against people with alleged links to the Gülen movement by releasing a report on the practice of mass detentions that has been systematically implemented since 2014, with a notable intensification since a failed military coup in July 2016.


The report brought together open source data and explored the patterns that point to a political motivation behind the mass detention campaign, echoing a recent UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) opinion which found that the practice may amount to a crime against humanity.


Solidarity with OTHERS has also compiled a detailed database to regularly monitor the mass detentions.


Download the report here