Trial Calendar

September 2020

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  • Özgür Gündem Ana Davası (Eren Keskin)
  • Rosa Kadın Derneği davaları (Gülcihan Şimşek)
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Rights Defenders at Risk

News

  Lawyers Arrested in Terror Probe

 Turkish police, in dawn raids on September 11, 2020, arrested 47 lawyers at their homes in Ankara and searched their offices, Human Rights Watch said today. The arrests were a chilling demonstration of the Turkish government’s disrespect for the rule of law and for the role of lawyers in ensuring suspects an effective defense. The arrests... 

  Association executives detained by anti-terror police over declaration on workers’ wages

BIANET The executives of the Precarious Workers’ Association have been taken into custody after they distributed leaflets protesting the low daily wages given to agricultural workers and calling on them to halt work. Speaking to bianet, their attorney Sebahat Gençtarih has said that association chair Abdulselam Kutlu and executives Fazıl Sevinç and Fadıl Acar are held... 

  Release 60 Lawyers and Lawyers in Custody

The Human Rights Association (IHD) issued a written statement today demanding the release of 60 lawyers and lawyers detained in Ankara. The statement is as follows: “With an investigation initiated by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, on September 11, 2020, a total of 60 people were detained, including 48 lawyers, 7 trainee lawyers, 3... 

  Release Osman Kavala

Turkish authorities should immediately release human rights defender Osman Kavala, in compliance with the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers’ decision of 3 September 2020, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch and the Turkey Human Rights Litigation Support Project said today. The decision followed a Committee of Ministers hearing to assess the execution of... 

  Human Rights Commissioner Kofler on the trial of Eren Keskin

German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance at the Federal Foreign Office Bärbel Kofler issued the following statement today (4 September) on what has become known as the Özgür Gündem main trial against the renowned human rights lawyer Eren Keskin and her three co‑defendants: “I reiterate my appeal to the Turkish... 

  Council of Europe urges Turkey to immediately release Kavala

EXPRESSION INTERRUPTED The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, in charge of supervising implementation of European Court of Human Rights’s (ECtHR) judgments, urged Turkish authorities to immediately release businessman and rights defender Osman Kavala, imprisoned since 2017. The Committee convened in Strasbourg on 1-3 September to review implementation of the European Court’s judgment on Kavala’s... 

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