The statistics highlight that Turkish public prosecutors have filed more than 392,000 charges under Article 314 of the Turkish Penal Code within the last seven-years. What is worse, between 2016 and 2019 more than 220,000 individuals have been sentenced for membership of an armed terrorist organisation.
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We are sharing the WGAD’s opinions adopted regarding Turkey’s detention practices under the Emergency Regime
On 12 March 2020, an arrest warrant targeting thirteen lawyers was issued and several lawyers have been taken into custody in Turkey’s southeastern provinces of Diyarbakır and Urfa as part of an Urfa-based investigation. Most of the targeted lawyers are those who documented torture and ill-treatment incident took place in May of 2019 in Halfeti district of Sanliurfa province.
Former president of the Diyarbakir Bar Association Ahmet Özmen and the members of the board Mahsum Bati, Nuşin Uysal Ekinci, Cihan Ülsen, Sertaç Buluttekin, Muhammet Neşet Girasun, Serhat Eren, İmran Gökdere, Velat Alan, Ahmet Dağ and Nahit Eren will be tried as per Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code.
Ankara Bar Association filed a criminal complaint against prison guards who intimated and threatened two human rights lawyers
Lawyers Sercan Aran and Deniz Can Aydin who are the members of the Ankara Bar Association’s Prison Watch Commission were intimidated by Ankara Sincan Prison Administration and threatened by guards, where they went to meet with four inmates who were allegedly victims… Read More ›