Turkey: The Situation of Lawyers and Human Rights Defenders in Turkey Since July 2016 | Report

Full PDF Version Persecuted Turkish lawyers: Fevzi Cem Şenocak (top left), Yusuf Zotluoğlu, Serdar Kutlu, Zekeriya Albayrak, Mustafa Kemal Açıcı, Neşe Yıldızoğlu, Fatma Şen (bottom right) Photo Credit: The Arrested Lawyers Initiative The situation of lawyers and human rights defenders in … [Read more...]

Turkey: Mustafa Aydin Released | News

Mustafa Aydin (Turkish lawyer) with his family Lawyer Mustafa Aydin, detained without trial or judicial oversight since 16 August 2016 and suffering from untreated prostate cancer, was released from prison today. LRWC called for his immediate release in letters (Brian Samuels) sent l27 April … [Read more...]

Turkey: International Law Obligations to Release Mustafa Aydin for Medical Treatment | Letter

Full PDF Version Mustafa Aydin (Turkish lawyer) with his family RELEASE Mustafa Aydin says LRWC. LRWC is gravely concerned for the health of Turkish lawyer Mustafa Aydin. Mr. Aydin has been detained since 16 August 2016, and has been charged under article 314/2 of the Turkish Penal Code. He … [Read more...]

Turkey: Joint Statement on the Situation of Mustafa Aydin | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version Mustafa Aydin (Turkish lawyer) with his son Photo Credit: Stockholm Center for Freedom Joint Statement on the Situation of Mustafa Aydin The undersigned organizations are very concerned about the ongoing pre-trial detention of and lack of medical treatment for … [Read more...]

End repression and persecution of lawyers in Turkey | Joint Oral Statement to the 38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 52, at 02:21:30) United Nations Human Rights Council 38th Regular Session 18 June to 6 July 2018 Agenda Item 3 Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Joint Oral … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately Release and Drop Charges Against Lawyer Eren Keskin | Letter

Full PDF Version Eren Kesken, internationally respected human rights lawyer faces over 100 politically motivated and prosecutions in reprisal for her effective human rights advocacy on behalf of minorities and for her reporting on issues involving Kurdish people. All charges against her fail … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately Release and Ensure Adequate Medical Treatment for Mustafa Aydin | Letter

Full PDF Version Tuesday, April 17, 2018 President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Cumhurbaskanligi 06100 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 468 5026 Email: cumhurbaskanligi@tccb.gov.tr Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Dr. Hidayet Karaca | Letter

Full PDF Version Thursday, March 15, 2018 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 … [Read more...]

Attacks on the Legal Profession in China, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey | Joint Oral Statement to the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 65, at 02:28:39)  Human Rights Council 37th Regular Session 26 February to 23 March 2018 Agenda Item 3 Joint Oral Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and the … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately Cease and Remedy Arbitrary Arrest, Detention and Wrongful Prosecution of Legal Professionals, and Use of Torture and Ill-Treatment | Oral Statement to the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version This oral statement to the UN HRC 37th Session was not presented because of scheduling. The statement by seven international human rights groups decries the widespread use of arbitrary arrests, detentions and torture against jurists in Turkey. United Nations Human Rights … [Read more...]