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  209 Intellectuals, Artists, Politicians Express Support for Hrant Dink Foundation

BİANET Intellectuals, writers, artists, activists and politicians have condemned the threats targeting Hrant Dink Foundation. “We never accept a mentality that ‘raises a murderer from a baby’ or a system that is dominated by such a mentality,” the statement has read. 209 intellectuals, writers, artists, activists, journalists and politicians have released a joint statement regarding... 

  Public Statement: About the threat to the Hrant Dink Foundation

We would like to share with the public that on 27-28 May 2020 the Hrant Dink Foundation received a written death threat via email. We have duly notified the Şişli Police Headquarters and the Istanbul Governorship in writing. The email included the phrase ‘We may turn up one night, when you least expect it’, a... 

  Operation Against HDP, DBP Politicians, Women’s Associations in Diyarbakır

BİANET HDP Central Executive Committee member Özlem Gündüz, DBP former Co-Chair Mehmet Arslan, Rosa Women’s Association founding members and Free Women’s Movement (TJA) activists have been detained in the operation. As part of an investigation based in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority Diyarbakır province, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Regions Party (DBP) politicians, Free Women’s Movement (TJA)... 

  Request of Release for Osman Kavala

BİANET Attorneys of arrested rights defender and businessperson Osman Kavala have submitted a petition to the İstanbul Penal Judgeship of Peace and requested the release of their client. The attorneys have demanded that the court consider the finalized ruling of right violation and immediate release of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) as of... 

  SPoD And Queer Olympiad Won The Case Against Kadıköy District Governorate

SPoD Queer Olympix sports competitions, which are planned to be held for the third time on 23-24-25 August 2019 and held in Heybeliada on 23 August, were banned with the decision of the District Governorate communicated to the organizers in Kalamış Park on the morning of 24 August. The reason for this ban decision was... 

  PACE Rapporteurs Call for Immediate Release of Kavala After ECtHR Decision

BİANET Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) rapporteurs have called for the immediate release of Osman Kavala following a judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday (May 12). Kavala, a businessperson and a rights defender, has been behind bars since October 18, 2017. Releasing a written statement, PACE rapporteurs... 

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