Turkey: Lawyer Faces Criminal Charges for Words Spoken in Court | Letter

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Ramazan Demir, has been criminally charged as a result of comments made in court during the representation of a client. Mr. Demir represents journalists and lawyers prosecuted for allegedly being members of, or connected to the KCK. LRWC, Lawyers for Lawyers and Fair Trial Watch sent a joint letter to the President of Turkey with copies to the Prime Minister of Turkey, Ministers of Justice, Foreign Affairs and EU Affairs, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Special Rapporteurs on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges, on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and on the situation of human rights defenders, and to diplomatic officials.