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  Trial in Turkey over death of prominent Kurdish lawyer postponed

AL-MONITOR Court proceedings over the 2015 killing of human rights lawyer Tahir Elci were postponed Oct. 21 until March 2021 after defense attorneys requested the recusal of the trial’s judge panel. Five years after the death of prominent Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci, court proceedings began Oct. 21 in which three police officers and one Kurdish militant are charged... 

  Solidarity with Prof. Şebnem Korur-Fincancı and the Turkish Medical Association

On October 14, 2020, President Erdoğan attacked  the Turkish Medical Association (Türk Tabipler Birliği – TTB) and its news Chair, Prof. Şebnem Korur-Finacancı, referring to her as “someone from a terrorist organisation.” The Netherlands Helsinki Committee condemns this attack on forensic phyiscian and prominent human rights defender Prof. Şebnem Korur-Finacancı, and on the Association she has... 

  Turkish Medical Association Chair responds to Erdoğan’s ‘terrorism’ accusation

BIANET Turkish Medical Association (TTB) Chair Prof. Şebnem Korur-Fincancı has said that President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks against her “are not on their agenda.” Erdoğan yesterday (October 14) called Korur-Fincancı a “terrorist” without mentioning her name and said that the government would make a new law regarding professional organizations. When... 

  The New Kavala Indictment Constitutes the Denial of Law

The new bill of indictment issued by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office against Osman Kavala, a defender of human rights and peace, was accepted by the Istanbul 36th High Criminal Court on 8 October 2020, and the court ruled that Kavala’s pre-trial detention shall continue. Thus, a new phase of Osman Kavala’s unjust and... 

  Istanbul court accepts absurd new indictment against Osman Kavala

Following the acceptance of a new indictment by the Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No.36 against civil society leader Osman Kavala, Amnesty International’s Europe Director Nils Muiznieks said: “Having been in prison for almost three years, Osman Kavala is now facing a new trial under an absurd new charge of ‘espionage’. With this new indictment, Osman... 

  Panel: Re-Opening Civic Spaces in Times of Covid-19

Hafıza Merkezi, Association for Monitoring Equal Rights and Netherlands Helsinki Committee kick-start a panel-series titled “Shrinking Democratic Space and International Solidarity”. Through these panels, we wish to discuss the challenges and potentials ahead of the human rights movement, in light of both the ongoing erosion in democratic/civic spaces and the disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic. In each panel we will... 

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