Newsletter| The Persecution on Turkish Lawyers (25 Jan- 5 Feb)

31 January 2018| Kayseri | FOUR LAWYERS WERE SENTENCED RANGING FROM 6 TO 9 YEARS  

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Lawyer Bekir Sıddık Çelik was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months

Kayseri 4th High Penal Court sentenced four lawyers who are the members of Kayseri Bar Association ranging from 6 years and 3 months to 8 years and 9 months imprisonment. Lawyers Bekir Sıddık Çelik, Oğuz Holat and Hakan Özbek were sentenced to 6 years and three months, and Ahmet Kemal Göncü was sentenced to 8 years and nine months with the charge of being the member of the armed terrorist organisation.

 

Previously, Kayseri 4th High Penal Court sentenced lawyers Hilmi Ş and Hacı Hasan, Nejla BK and Mutlu K to 6 years 3 months prison sentence with the charge to be the member of the armed terrorist organization only for allegedly downloading the Bylock i-message app.

 

So far, eight members of Kayseri Bar Association have been sentenced to prison term with the charge of being the member of the armed terrorist organisation and a total of 33 lawyers have been under prosecution in the province of Kayseri.

 

26 January 2018| Adana| LAWYER SERKAN ULURFER WAS SENTENCED TO 9 YEARS IN PRISON

Lawyer Serkan Ulufer who was the president of Adana Nizam Lawyers Association that was shut down with the Decree Law 667, was sentenced to 9 years in prison by Adana 11th High Penal Court.

So far, seven members of Adana Bar Association have been sentenced to prison term with the charge of being the member of the armed terrorist organisation and a total of 33 lawyers have been under prosecution in the province of Adana.

2 February  2018| Istanbul| LAWYER KEMAL AYTAC WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

DVOA1_gWsAIO7qrLawyer Kemal Aytac who is one of the organiser of peaceful action named the Justice Watch for the (Jailed) Lawyers that has been continuing for 44 weeks, was taken into custody on February 2 in Istanbul.  Lawyer Aytac will ben taken to courthouse on Monday. (5 Feb)

1 FEBRUARY 2018|KIRIKKALE| 1st HIGH PENAL COURT SENTENCED THREE LAWYERS TO 6 YEARS 9 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT

Lawyer Mustafa B, Osman K and Mikail Ü who have been under pre-trial detention for more than a year, sentenced to respectively 6 years and 9 months, 6 years and 3 months and 6 years and 9 months by the first circuit of Kırıkkale High Penal Court on February 1, 2018.

 

The lawyers were convicted of being the member of the armed terrorist organisation because of allegedly using or downloading i-message app named Bylock.

Thus the number of Turkish lawyers who so far have been convicted raised to 88.

| Zonguldak| LAWYER EMRE AKSOY WAS ARRESTED

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Lawyer Emre Aksoy who is the member of Zonguldak Bar Association, was arrested with the charge to be the member of the armed terrorist organization only for allegedly downloading the Bylock i-message app.

 



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