More than 100,000 people who were dismissed from their jobs in the wake of the failed coup in Turkey in 2016 are still awaiting justice – and their lives have been shattered, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group says in most cases the government has failed to present any evidence justifying the mass purge of public workers. Dozens of journalists and human rights workers have also been arrested since the failed coup attempt. More from Henry Ridgwell.
Shamsia Hassani is widely recognized as Afghanistan's first female graffiti artist. Being a graffiti artist anywhere in the world is a challenge and that is especially true for a woman living in war-torn Kabul. Dorian Jones caught up with the 30-year-old Hassani at an international street art festival in Istanbul and has more on her story.
Of all the countries that fought in the Great War, none was perhaps more affected than Russia. Dissatisfaction at home over Russian losses in World War I led to Tsar Nikolai II's abdication of the Romanov throne and, several months later, the Bolshevik Revolution, sealed with the execution of the royal family by the new Soviet authorities in the Ural mountain city of Yekaterinburg. But as Charles Maynes reports, Russian attempts to bring closure to the Romanov story remain elusive even today.