Urgent Action Outcome: Authorities unlawfully restrict Pride marches

Pride events planned in June and July in several Turkish cities were prevented by the authorities following unlawful bans in Izmir, Antalya, Mersin and Istanbul. On 30 June, Istanbul Pride march participants who were demonstrating peacefully were attacked with tear gas and plastic bullets by police.

The clampdown on the LGBTI community in Turkey has continued this year despite this Pride season being the first one after the end of Turkey’s state of emergency in July 2018. Istanbul Pride march has been banned by the authorities since 2015 on unlawful grounds.

 

NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED FROM THE NETWORK. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.

 

This is the 1st and final update for UA 86/19 More information:

https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/EUR44/0541/2019/en/

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