Trial Calendar

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Rights Defenders at Risk

News

  Büyükada trial: Constitutional Court rules that rights advocate Eser’s arrest was unlawful

BIANET The Constitutional court has ruled that the arrest of İdil Eser, the former director of Amnesty Turkey, during the Büyükada trial caused a rights violation. The court has concluded that the state violated personal liberty and security, which is guaranteed by Article 19 of the Constitution, because Eser’s arrest was not lawful, and ordered it to... 

  Turkish police detain healthcare union chair, members in morning home raids

DUVAR ENGLISH The co-chair, members and former administrators of Turkey’s Social Services and Health Workers’ Union (SES) were detained in morning home raids on May 25, the union said on their social media accounts. SES Co-Chair Selma Atabey, former board members and administrators Gönül Erden, Fikret Çalağan, Bedriye Yorgun, Belkıs Yurtsever, Rona Temelli, Erdal Turan and Ramazan... 

  Turkish court keeps Osman Kavala in jail, chief judge submits dissenting opinion

DUVAR ENGLISH The Istanbul 30th Heavy Penal Court on May 21 began the retrial of renowned activist Osman Kavala and 15 others over the Gezi Park protests. The court ruled to keep Kavala behind bars by a majority of votes, with the chief judge dissenting the decision. In his defense statement, Kavala said that charges... 

  Online event: Who will Defend the Defenders in Turkey?

Human rights belong to everyone. But those who work to ensure that we can claim our rights are increasingly harassed, threatened, or jailed. In Turkey, the climate is particularly worrying. While the human rights record of the country has long been worrisome, since the 2016 coup attempt, all critical human rights defenders – irrespective of... 

  Joint May 17 statement from LGBTI+ organizations: Get used to it! We are here and we are not going anywhere!

KAOS GL “From Stonewall to Ülker Street; From Eryaman to Meis Site; From Mis to Bayram Street, from METU to Boğaziçi; we existed, existing and will continue to exist in all areas of life.” Happy May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Interphobia! On May 17, 1990, the World Health Organization removed... 

  Demonstration ban in İkizdere amid resistance against stone quarry

BIANET The Rize Governor’s Office has banned the villagers’ protests against the stone quarry attempted to be opened in İkizdere by Cengiz Construction, a company of the pro-government Cengiz Holding. According to a statement released by the Governor’s Office, the related ban on meetings and demonstrations will be in effect in İkizdere, within the jurisdiction... 

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