Weekly Report: The Persecution On Turkish Lawyers (18-24 September)

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As of 25th September 2017, 538 lawyers have been arrested (since 15th July 2016) and 1385 lawyers are under prosecution. Some of the arrested lawyers were subjected torture and ill-treatment.

IZMIR : DETENTION WARRANT ISSUED FOR 33 LAWYERS

Detention warrant issued for 33 lawyers who are the members of Izmir Bar Association on Friday (22 September); 24 lawyers were taken into custody and police operation goes on for the remaining 9 lawyers. 24 lawyers are still under police custody.

Operation came a day after 14 lawyers got arrested in Istanbul.

Since 15th July 2016, 94 lawyers were taken into custody and 36 lawyers have been arrested in the province of Izmir.

TOKAT: 5 LAWYERS WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON 21st September in TOKAT

5 lawyers were taken into custody on the 21st September within scope of investigation being conducted by Tokat Prosecutorial Office. One of detained 5 lawyers (we don’t others’ name yet) is lawyer TNK who has a 11-months old baby. TNK’s husband lawyer MK is under arrest since April of 2017 too.

 

ISTANBUL: 14 LAWYERS WHO WERE ARRESTED 21st September 2017, TRANSFERRED TO PRISONS IN 7 DIFFERENT PROVINCES



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