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A rights group consists of lawyers making advocacy to ensure lawyers and human rights defenders perform their duty without fear of intimidation, reprisal and judicial harassment.

The Arrested Lawyers Initiative is the member of the International Observatory for Lawyers.

  • 18 lawyers were taken into custody in Ankara, Istanbul and Diyarbakır (updated)

    Lawyers Didem Ünsal, Aytaç Ünsal, Ahmet Mandacı, Yağmur Ereren, Barkın Timtik, Ebru Timtik, Şükriye Erden, Engin Gökoğlu, Ezgi Çakır, Süleyman Gökten, Ozgur Yılmaz, Oya Aslan, Ayşegül Çağatay, Behiç Aşçı, Aycan Çiçek, Günay Dağ, Zehra Özdemir, Özgür Yılmaz who are the members of People’s Law Office (Halkın Hukuk Bürosu) and Umut Law Office were taken into custody with police raid this morning (12/9/2017). With this last wave of crackdown against lawyers, number of lawyers under criminal prosecution raised to 1343; 524 of them have been arrested.

  • Situation en Turquie

    En date d’aujourd’hui, 552 avocats ont été arrêtés et 1403 sont sous les poursuites judiciaires. Certains des avocats arrêtés ont été soumis à la torture et aux mauvais traitements.