Turkey Letters

Turkey: Eight Human Rights Defenders Released Pending Trial
Turkey: Lawyer Ramazan Demir Wins IBA Human Rights Award
Ramazan Demir and Ayse Acinikli: RELEASED 07/09/16

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Turkey: UN Experts Call for Dropping of Terror Charges against Leading Human Rights Defenders | Press Release

This press release was originally posted on http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22390&LangID=E 13 November 2017 - Six UN experts published a statement condemning Turkey’s widespread use of anti-terrorism laws to wrongly arrest, detain and prosecute “people … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately Release Amnesty International Turkey Chair Taner Kiliç | Letter

Full PDF Version October 30, 2017 H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan President of the Republic of Turkey T.C. Cumhurbaskanlıgı Genel Sekreterligi 06100 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 468 5026 Email: cumhurbaskanligi@tccb.gov.tr Re: LRWC seeks immediate release of Amnesty Chair Taner … [Read more...]

Turkey: Eight Human Rights Defenders Released Pending Trial

On 25 October 2017, an Istanbul court issued a decision to conditionally release eight human rights defenders while the court proceedings regarding charges continue. Released are: İdil Eser, Director of Amnesty Turkey, Özlem Dalkıran, Günal Kurşun, Veli Acu, Ali Gharavi, Peter Steudtner, Nalan Erkem … [Read more...]

Turkey: Lawyer Ramazan Demir Wins IBA Human Rights Award

Turkish human rights lawyer Ramazan Demir is the recipient of the 2017 IBA Human Rights Award. Ramazan Demir has been jailed and prosecuted twice for providing legal representation in high profile cases to lawyers and journalists facing charges because of their legitimate professional activities. … [Read more...]

States Must Cooperate with UN Technical Assistance In Ensuring Independence and Integrity of Legal Profession | Joint Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 37, at 01:06:02) Check Against Delivery Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers Item:                 Item 10 – General Debate: Technical assistance and capacity-building Date:                 28 … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Didem Unsal and 17 Other Lawyers | Letter

Full PDF Version Photo: Semih Özakça (L) and Nuriye Gülmen (R) LRWC calls upon Turkey to immediately and unconditionally release Didem Unsal and 17 other lawyers, who were arrested and detained on 12 September 2017. The timing of the arrests was only one day  before the lawyers were scheduled to … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Idil Eser and 9 Other Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC calls on Turkey to immediately release Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey and nine other human rights defenders arrested and detained on 5 July 2017 ostensibly for investigation of alleged membership in “an armed organization with the purpose of committing … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately Release and Withdraw Charges against Taner Kilic and other Lawyers | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version July 4, 2017 H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan President of the Republic of Turkey T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Genel Sekreterliği 06100 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 468 5026 Email: cumhurbaskanligi@tccb.gov.tr Re: Arrest and Detention of Lawyer Taner Kiliç and 22 additional … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Arbitrarily Detained Dr. İştar Gözaydın | Letter

Full PDF Version 31 December 2016 President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Cumhurbaskanligi 06100 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 468 5026 Email: cumhurbaskanligi@tccb.gov.tr Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu Basbakanlik 06573 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 417 0476 Email: … [Read more...]

Turkey: Law Society of England and Wales Update on Trial of Kurdish Lawyers | Report

Full PDF Version The Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales (HRC/LSEW) has been monitoring the arrests and mass trial of 46 lawyers since November 2011. Tony Fisher, Chair of the HRC/LSEW has produced a update on the trial following the 14 November court … [Read more...]