As it was reported by People’s Law Office, on 30th October, lawyer Engin Gokoglu was beaten and subjected torture by corrections officers in the Tekirdag Prisonhouse. …
The 20 Members of Konya Bar Association were sentenced range to 2 and 11 years imprisonment
2 LAWYERS WERE ARRESTED IN ISTANBUL
DETENTION WARRANT ISSUED FOR THE 8 MEMBERS OF IZMIR BAR ASSOCIATION
TWO WOMAN LAWYERS WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN THE PROVINCE OF ISPARTA
The 20 Members of Konya Bar Association were sentenced range to 2 and 11 years only because of doing their profession with integrity. So far, 59 Turkish lawyers were sentenced to long imprisonment.
Detention warrant issued for 8 lawyers in Izmir, 6 lawyers are presently under police custody in Izmir Police HQ.
Also 2 lawyers were arrested in Istanbul within scope of police operation against The Law Office of the Oppressed (EHB)
We, The Arrested Lawyers Initiative, sincerely congratulate your European Lawyers Day, today, 25th October is also the first anniversary of our initiative which was founded to speak up and struggle for the arrested lawyers.
Lawyers are the sine qua non of rule of law and fair, independent, impartial judiciary and also the most important and effective safeguard against torture and ill-treatment.
I decided to write this writ when I recently read a column by Ariel Dorfman published in the Newyork Review of Books. …
Between 10 and 19 October, 5 lawyers were sentenced range to 1 and 13 years.
5 lawyers were detained.
As of 19th October 2017, 552 lawyers have been arrested (since 15th July) & 1403 lawyers are under prosecution. So far, 39 lawyers were sentenced to long imprisonment.
The right to freedom of assembly and association has been severely restricted in Turkey under increasingly authoritarian regime of president Erdogan.
On 10th October, former President of Erzurum Bar Association, lawyer Mehmet Guzel who is under arrest since 4th August 2016, was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment with charge of to run armed terrorist organisation; along with him, 4 other lawyers… Read More ›
2 lawyers were sentenced to 6 and 9 years imprisonment.
8 lawyers were taken into custody.
Detention warrant was issued for 8 lawyers by Mersin Prosecutorial Office yesterday. Lawyers Ali Bozan, Sebahat Genc, Bedri Kuran, Mehmet Altuntaş, Rıza Oğuz, Özgür Çağlar, Erhan Çiftçiler, Emrullah Şam and Onur Kale who are the members of Mersin and Van Bar Association are the subjects of detention warrant. Thus, number of lawyers subjected criminal prosecution since 15th July 2016 raised to 1398.
Between 25th September and 1st October, 11 lawyers were arrested in Turkey. Worse than that is; 12 lawyers were sentenced to ranging from 3 to 9 years imprisonment with charge on being member of armed terrorist organisation.
10 LAWYERS WERE ARRESTED IN IZMIR and ISPARTA.
As of 27th September 2017, 549 lawyers have been arrested (since 15th July 2016) and 1390 lawyers are under prosecution. Some of the arrested lawyers were subjected torture and ill-treatment.
As of 25th September, number of lawyers under criminal prosecution raised to 1385; 538 of them have been arrested.