CONDEMNATION | Physical Attack on lawyers in Mardin, Turkey. | Ongoing assaults against lawyers are the echo of the Turkish Govt's praxis identifying lawyers w/ their clients which has been resulting in the detention of 100s of lawyers. @ProtectLawyers… Read More ›
Solidarity with the @Diyarbakirbaro. |Diyarbakir Barosu ile dayanisma aciklamamiz. Diyarbakir Barosu ile dayanisma aciklamamiz | Solidarity with the @Diyarbakirbaro. @CihnAydin @MSTanrikulu @UNIndepJudges | The Diyarbakir Bar Association and its executives paid a heavy price including their lives for… Read More ›
The unlawful & unjust sentence given to Mrs Canan Kaftancioglu | Sayin Canan Kaftancioglu’na verilen haksiz ve adil olmayan hapis cezasi.
22 JUNE 2019 Our statement on upcoming Gezi Trial. @FreeOsmanKavala @yigitaksakoglu pic.twitter.com/Y9Zsj4Xfck — The Arrested Lawyers (@ArrestedLawyers) June 22, 2019
26 June 2019 Our Statement on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.@HumanRightsDef @UN_SPExperts @omctorg @apt_geneva @FreefromTorture @antitorture_WCL @insanhaklari #Turkey #TortureVictimsDay pic.twitter.com/m802PN8V7a — The Arrested Lawyers (@ArrestedLawyers) June 26, 2019
Our statement regarding illegal detention / abduction of six Turkish teachers & doctor by Turkish Intel in Kosovo. @HashimThaciRKS @haradinajramush @leutrim_syla @UnaHajdari @xhemajl_rexha @PrishtInsight pic.twitter.com/GenCEP22o3 — The Arrested Lawyers (@ArrestedLawyers) March 29, 2018
Statement by the Arrested Lawyers Initiative on 20 August 2019 Our statement on Turkish Government's decision to suspend the democratically elected mayors. @HDPgenelmerkezi @HDPenglish @CoESpokesperson@DefendDemocracy @FilizKer @gergerliogluof @GaroPaylan @KatiPiri pic.twitter.com/CXYy3uuA5H — The Arrested Lawyers (@ArrestedLawyers) August 20, 2019
Statement on the occasion of the Lawyers Day in Turkey
24th of January is Day of the Endangered Lawyers. 2019 is dedicated to Turkish lawyers who have been subjected to a relentless crackdown. Our latest report has revealed that in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, 1,546 lawyers have… Read More ›
We, The Arrested Lawyers Initiative, sincerely congratulate your European Lawyers Day.
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. As of 25th October 2018, 590 lawyers have been arrested (since 15th July) & 1548 lawyers are under prosecution. So far, 196 lawyers were sentenced to long imprisonment. Some of the arrested lawyers were subjected torture and ill-treatment.
On the occasion of Lawyers Day in Turkey, we urge the Turkish Government to take steps to ensure that all jailed lawyers are immediately released and the charges against them dropped, to take all necessary measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of lawyers in Turkey, as well as their ability to perform their professional duties without fear of reprisal, hindrance, intimidation, or harassment.
Our Statement as to aggravated life sentence given to the journalists Altan, Ilıcak, Yazıcı and Ozsengul
Today’s conviction (aggravated life sentence) by Istanbul Court regarding renowned Turkish journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak, Fevzi Yazıcı, Tugrul Ozsengul is appalling and shameful. The decision made it clear again that there are not separate executive branches, judiciary… Read More ›
As of 5th September 2017, 524 lawyers have been arrested and 1323 lawyers are under prosecution since 2016 July