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Nearly 100 detained for ‘insulting’ Erdogan in 10 months

7 December 2015 13:25

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Nearly 100 people in Turkey have been arrested after being charged with insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the past 10 months, a report says.

According to a human a rights report by a political party, a total of 98 people accused of insulting the Turkish leader have been apprehended during the time period.

The report says a total of 5,795 people were taken into custody between January and October 7 over human rights issues.

Figures which show the growing number of websites blocked by a court order in recent years have also been included in the report. It says that 15,562 websites were blocked in 2011, 22,536 in 2012, 35,000 in 2013, 40,773 in 2014 and 96,000 this year.

 

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