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There was no immediate comment from the police or indication of why the rights activists were being held.

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s secretary general, said: “We are profoundly disturbed and outraged that some of Turkey’s leading human rights defenders, including the director of Amnesty International Turkey, should have been detained so blatantly without cause.”

He said they must be immediately and unconditionally released. The whereabouts of those detained were unknown.

via Amnesty says Turkey director and activists detained in Istanbul | World news | The Guardian

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