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Turkey: Stop Judicial Harassment Of “Saturday Mothers /People”
24/03/2021, 9:50

Human Rights Defenders Solidarity network components Association for Monitoring Equal Rights (Turkey), Civil Rights Defenders (Sweden), Truth Justice Memory Center (Turkey), Human Rights Association (Turkey), Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (Turkey), Life Memory Freedom Association (Turkey), Media and Law Studies Association (Turkey), Netherlands Helsinki Committee (Netherlands), P24 Association for Independent Journalism (Turkey), Research Institute on Turkey (United States), Turkey Human Rights Litigation Support Project (United States) and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee drafted a letter to Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of freedom of opinion and expression, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, the Council of Europe Commissioner on Human Rights and the EU Special Representative for Human Rights to urge the Turkish authorities demanding the dropping of the charges against 46 Saturday Mothers / People to appear before the judge on 25 March 2021. The signatories called for an end to the judicial harassment of Saturday Mothers / People for defending the right to peaceful assembly and demonstration and the right to know the truth.

You can access the letter sent to the Special Rapporteurs in PDF format here.

 
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