Turks detained for using encrypted app 'had human rights breached'

Legal opinion published in UK argues that the arrest of 75,000 suspects, primarily for downloading ByLock app, is illegal

Tens of thousands of Turkish citizens detained or dismissed from their jobs on the basis of downloading an encrypted messaging app have had their human rights breached, a legal opinion published in London has found.

The study, commissioned by opponents of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, argues that the arrest of 75,000 suspects primarily because they downloaded the ByLock app is arbitrary and illegal.

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