Members Send Letter to Pompeo Regarding Turkey’s Prisoner Release Policies in COVID-19 Pandemic

Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Rep. David Trone (MD-06) and four colleagues from the House Foreign Affairs Committee in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting that he raise concerns about Turkey’s COVID-19 prisoner release policies, namely

Turkish authorities must restore judicial independence and stop targeting and silencing human rights defenders

Caglayan Justice Palace, Istanbul – © OVKNHR / Shutterstock.com In a report published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, calls on the Turkish authorities to restore judicial independence and stop the practice of targeting human