Turkey: We Will Stop Femicide Platform on trial

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A prominent Turkish anti-femicide campaign group went on trial on Wednesday accused of activity against law and morals, with several hundred women rallying outside Istanbul’s main court in protest. Prosecutors had filed a lawsuit in April against We Will Stop Femicide Platform, one of the country’s leading feminist organisations. If convicted, the group could be shut down. Protesters outside the court waved banners bearing slogans such as “You will never walk alone!” and “We will stop women’s murders”, alongside the families of women murdered by men. We Will Stop Femicide Platform has been cam…

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