Daily Archives: October 22, 2016

USA | Finally Free: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ Author Released After 14 Years Without Charge

After unlawfully imprisoning our client Mohamedou Ould Slahi at Guantánamo for 14 years without charge or trial, the U.S. government has finally released him. He is now home in his native Mauritania.

Japan | Tokyo braces for fence-mending role in U.S.-Philippine estrangement during Duterte visit

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As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte prepares to make his first visit to Japan since taking office in June, Tokyo is looking to play peacemaker between Washington and Manila as the tough-talking leader threatens to change the geopolitical calculus in the South China Sea.

Turkey | Continuing repression against communists in Turkey

By Alexey Albu

October 21: Today the cultural center of the Turkish communist musicians Grup Yorum was stormed by the Turkish Police, who trashed everything and arrested two members of the group. This happened in Istanbul, in the neighborhood of Okmeydanı.
14708268_1600614573575796_8925937513035712607_nAt the same time, an operation was carried out for the arrest of members of the Marxist Revolutionary Youth Association [Dev-Genç]. During this special operation, security forces blew up the ceiling in order to get inside the premises!
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President Erdoğan’s regime continues to exist only at the cost of the arrests of opponents, legalization of ISIL oil trade, and exploitation of the increasingly impoverished population.