Trial Calendar

January 2022

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  • Boğaziçi Dayanışması davası /Enis Berke Gök, Caner Perit Özen ve 12 kişi
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Rights Defenders at Risk

News

  Resistance to Erdoğan’s encroachment at Turkey’s top university, one year on

BROOKINGS The start of 2021 was shocking as mobs attacked the U.S. Capitol, the bastion of American democracy, in an attempt to stop the certification of the presidential election. Simultaneously and far from the United States, a less conspicuous onslaught on another bastion of liberal democratic values unfolded when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arbitrarily... 

  TİHV: 833 rights advocates subjected to legal harassment in four months

BIANET In the last four months of 2021, at least 1,220 rights advocates faced different types of obstacles because of their activities, according to an information note by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV/HRFT). These obstacles were defined as judicial harassment, administrative harassment, threat and retaliation. “Human rights defenders were put on trial and... 

  CoE to bring infringement proceedings against Turkey: February 2 is critical

BIANET Businessperson and rights defender Osman Kavala, the only arrested defendant of the Gezi trial, has been been behind bars for 1,540 days as of today (January 18). At the hearing of the Gezi trial yesterday, he was not released by the İstanbul 13th High Criminal Court. Eyes have now turned to the Council of... 

  Turkish court rules to keep philanthropist Kavala in prison

AP A Turkish court ruled Monday that prominent Turkish civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala should stay in prison, despite his more than four years in pre-trial detention. The hearing took place as a Council of Europe deadline that could trigger infringement procedures looms. The European Court of Human Rights ruled in 2019 that... 

  Turkish court releases two Bogazici students from jail

REUTERS A Turkish court ruled on Friday to release two students from jail in the first hearing of a broader case over campus protests against the government’s appointment of a rector at Istanbul’s Bogazici University. The protests at the prestigious Bogazici began one year ago after President Tayyip Erdogan appointed as rector Melih Bulu, an... 

  Constitutional Court says cancelling Peace Academic’s passport violated his rights

BIANET Having signed the declaration “We will not be a party to this crime” along with over a thousand academics in 2016, Academic for Peace Onur Can Taştan was discharged from the Faculty of Political Sciences of Ankara University by a Statutory Decree and his passport was cancelled. Finalizing the application of the discharged academic... 

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