Trial Calendar

December 2020

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  • ODTÜ Onur Yürüyüşü Davası
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  • Sevda Çelik Özbingöl
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  • Osman Kavala
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  • Rosa Kadın Derneği (Gülistan Nazlıer)
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Releases

  Panel: LGBTI+ Rights in Turkey and Poland

The panel “LGBTI+ Rights in Turkey and Poland”, the third of the series “Shrinking Democratic Spaces and International Solidarity”, will be held online on November 18, Wednesday at 16.00 (GMT+3). Organized jointly by Hafıza Merkezi, Association for Monitoring Equal Rights and Netherlands Helsinki Committee, the panel will host Karolina Gierdal, Kampania Przeciw Homofobii (Campaign Against... 

  Panel: Digital Rights at the Pendulum of Freedom and Oversight

The panel “Digital Rights at the Pendulum of Freedom and Oversight”, the second of the series “Shrinking Democratic Spaces and International Solidarity”, will be held online on November 5, Thursday at 16.00 (GMT+3). Organized jointly by Hafıza Merkezi, Association for Monitoring Equal Rights and Netherlands Helsinki Committee, the panel will host Pakistani human rights defender... 

  The New Kavala Indictment Constitutes the Denial of Law

The new bill of indictment issued by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office against Osman Kavala, a defender of human rights and peace, was accepted by the Istanbul 36th High Criminal Court on 8 October 2020, and the court ruled that Kavala’s pre-trial detention shall continue. Thus, a new phase of Osman Kavala’s unjust and... 

  Panel: Re-Opening Civic Spaces in Times of Covid-19

Hafıza Merkezi, Association for Monitoring Equal Rights and Netherlands Helsinki Committee kick-start a panel-series titled “Shrinking Democratic Space and International Solidarity”. Through these panels, we wish to discuss the challenges and potentials ahead of the human rights movement, in light of both the ongoing erosion in democratic/civic spaces and the disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic. In each panel we will... 

  Letter from Solidarity Network for Human Rights Defenders to the UN, about the growing threat to LGBTI + rights

The member organisations of Solidarity Network for Human Rights Defenders have written a letter to the United Nations (UN) special mandate holders, underlining the recent increase in attacks on LGBTI+ people in Turkey. The letter demands an urgent intervention from the UN authorities.  The letter has been addressed to the UN Independent Expert on Sexual... 

  Joint Press Statement: We Won’t Stop Fighting Until Justice Is Delivered For The Human Rights Defenders

3 July 2020, After the Hearing, Çağlayan Courthouse, Istanbul This prosecution, which has nothing to do with the laws and should have never been opened in the first place, is concluded with another unlawful decision. The court decision based solely on trumped-up charges, all of which have already been refuted, is another stain on Turkey’s... 

  Joint Press Statement: We Are Here for Justice

3 July 2020, Çağlayan Courthouse, Istanbul Three years ago, during a routine civil society workshop in Büyükada island, human rights defenders were detained by police. Human rights defenders who spent many years defending human rights were targeted with baseless allegations and a smear campaign on TV and newspapers. In the shadow of a climate of... 

  Targeting and Investigating Organizations That Criticize Hate Speech Against LGBTI+ Must Come to an End

In days when Turkey and the world is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing extraordinary times with thousands of people are losing their lives every day. Amid such crisis, the respect for human rights, the work of rights defenders and their existence are of utmost importance in terms of facilitating solidarity among citizens.... 

  On the 900th day of Osman Kavala’s Detention, We Repeat: Free All the Rights Defenders Now

On 14 April 2020, the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Turkey stated that there are overall 17 confirmed coronavirus cases among the prisoners in 5 prisons in Turkey, and 3 of these cases resulted in death. This statement was an admission by the authorities of the presence of coronavirus inside the prisons. Current... 

  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... 

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