The Arrested Lawyers Initiative has launched a campaign via change.org entitled “It is high time for the European Court of Human Rights to step in!” Only in last 24 hours 1647 people supported the campaign. It is high time for the… Read More ›
Situation in Turkey
On the occasion of #HumanRightsDay, The Arrested Lawyers Initiative opened online photography exhibit (“Turkey Under the State of Emergency”) to raise awareness about human rights violation have been lived in Turkey.
The 20 Members of Konya Bar Association Including Former President Kayacan were sentenced range to 2 and 11 years imprisonment
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.