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Rights Defenders at Risk

News

  Ban on demonstrations, events in Van extended, again

BIANET The Governor’s Office of Van has banned protest marches and open-air meetings from January 19 to February 2, citing “public health and order.” In a written statement released on the official website of the Van Governor’s Office, it has been announced that citizens can hold a statement for the press, stage a sit-in protest, conduct surveys,... 

  İstanbul Bar ‘reprimands’ Eren Keskin for ‘insulting president’

BIANET “The General Secretariat of the Presidency requested it and, accepting the request, the İstanbul Bar has given me a ‘reprimand.’ Thank you, the İstanbul Bar! Is this how you defend freedom of expression?” This is how Human Rights Association (İHD) Co-Chair and lawyer Eren Keskin has criticized the reprimand issued for her following a... 

  Turkey: Passage of NGO Law Strips Away Fundamental Rights and Freedoms

FREEDOM HOUSE A new law, which ostensibly addresses terrorism financing, instead places onerous restrictions on civil society and threatens to silence its leaders through terrorism charges. In response to the Turkish parliament’s adoption of a law allowing the Ministry of the Interior to replace and appoint the leaders of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Freedom House issued... 

  Turkish police detain women for throwing purple paint at AKP building to protest femicides

DUVAR ENGLISH Turkish police have detained a group of women for throwing purple paint at the Ankara provincial building of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in protest of the killing of four women on the same day. A group of women from the University Women’s Collective gathered in front of the party building... 

  Turkey’s top court rules Kavala’s rights not violated

REUTERS Turkey’s top court on Tuesday ruled that high-profile philanthropist Osman Kavala’s detention had not violated his right to liberty and security, state media said, after he spent more than three years in jail without a conviction. Kavala, 63, has been jailed since late 2017 and was remanded earlier this month at a hearing that... 

  İzmir Medical Chamber: Release Dr. Şeyhmus Gökalp

BIANET İzmir Medical Chamber has demanded that Turkish Medical Association (TTB) High Honorary Board Member Dr. Şeyhmus Gökalp be released. Holding a press statement at the conference hall of the chamber yesterday (December 28), İzmir Medical Chamber Chair Op. Dr. M. Lütfi Çamlı, Secretary General Dr. Nuri Seha Yüksel, TTB member Dr. Yıldıray Orhan, Executive... 

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