Turkey Letters

Turkey: Istar Gozaydin Acquitted of All Charges | 31 January 2018
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: The situation of lawyers and human rights defenders in Turkey since July 2016 | Written Statement to the 38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF version with footnotes Version submitted to the UN Human Rights Council to be linked when available. Item 4 – Human rights situations that require Council’s attention Written Statement by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada an NGO in Special Consultative Status to the 38th Session of … [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...]

Turkey: Istar Gozaydin Acquitted of All Charges | 31 January 2018

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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...]