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Turkey’s Hidden Shame

Eren Keskin is a Turkish lawyer and one of the few women daring to stand up to the country’s powerful military and security forces. In court she represents women, many of them Kurdish, who’ve been raped and tortured in police custody. This film reveals her fight against sexual violence, police impunity and a justice system that’s riddled with corruption and abuse.
One woman, Gulbahar, describes how she was abducted in central Istanbul in broad daylight and then raped. And we meet young Azad, who, aged three, was tortured in front of his mother to extract a confession from her.

Production
22 minutes, Al Jazeera English, 2009

Director
Julia Rooke

Executive Producer
Christopher Mitchell