Trial Calendar

April 2020

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  • Serdar Küni
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  • Kemal Aytaç
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Rights Defenders at Risk

News

  Writer Nurcan Baysal Deposed over Coronavirus Articles

BİANET Summoned to depose due to her social media posts and articles about coronavirus pandemic, writer and columnist Nurcan Baysal has been released following the formalities at police department and court proceedings. Summoned to depose for sharing prison letters on her social media account and her two articles published on Ahval news website, writer and... 

  Human rights defender Mehmet Raci Bilici unfairly convicted

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Front Line Defenders and Amnesty International published a joint statement on the conviction of the IHD FMC member and former Diyarbakır Branch President Mehmet Raci Bilici today. In the joint statement: “It is based on legitimate human rights activities carried out on behalf of IHD as a member of VQA and Diyarbakır Branch Head”. published a statement today, and sentenced the conviction of the IHD FMC member and former Diyarbakır Branch President Mehmet Raci Bilici. They stated that they did not find it fair. In the joint statement: “The conviction of Bilici was based on legitimate human rights activities carried out on behalf of IHD as a member of VQA and Diyarbakır Branch President between 2011 and 2014”.

  Osman Kavala Now Also Arrested for ‘Espionage’

BİANET The new verdict of arrest for “espionage” has been given for imprisoned businessperson Osman Kavala one day before the ECtHR verdict of “right violation” and “immediate release” becomes final. Arrested in Silivri Prison in İstanbul, rights defender and businessperson Osman Kavala has now also been arrested as part of a “political or military espionage”... 

  Joint Statement by 18 Rights Organizations: Osman Kavala Must be Released Immediately

BİANET In a press conference held by the Solidarity Network for Human Rights Defenders, it is underlined that Kavala’s re-arrest is an example of maltreatment. The Network has made a call to “stop manipulating the law as a tool for harassment and revenge.” 18 rights organizations have held a statement for the press regarding the... 

  Osman Kavala Must Be Released Immediately

Osman Kavala, who spent 840 days behind bars based on groundless accusations and unlawful practices, was released following his acquittal in the Gezi Park trial on 18 February 2020. However, he was promptly re-arrested on charges related to the failed coup attempt of July 15 despite this release order. Osman Kavala’s re-arrest is an example... 

  No evidence found against Kavala in Gezi case, says court in detailed ruling

DUVAR ENGLISH An Istanbul court has released its reasoned decision to acquit nine people in the Gezi Park trial, including Osman Kavala. The court said no credible evidence had been provided to give substance to claims against Kavala. The philanthropist’s wiretapped telephone conversations were made “unlawfully,” and therefore could not constitute as “evidence,” it also... 

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