The Commissioner for Human Rights of the COE: as a result of the lack of compliance by lower courts with its case-law, the mismatch between its capacity and the number of blocking decisions routinely taken, and the undue delays it accumulated in dealing with these cases, the Constitutional Court cannot be relied upon to remedy violations resulting from internet blocking at present.
Today in Crackdown
Between 1-30 November 2019, three lawyers were sentenced, six lawyers were detained and seventeen lawyers were subjected to investigations or interdiction orders which preventing them from representing certain individuals. As of 30 November 2019, the number of the lawyers who have been convicted in Turkey since 2016 is 334.
Lawyer Yilmaz Sunar, the member of Istanbul Bar Association, who has been lawyer to German, Norwegian, Swedish and Dutch embassies in Ankara was detained with espionage charge. Mr Sunar is subject to an investigation for his work on behalf of… Read More ›
The @ArrestedLawyers Initiative published a factsheet titled Enforced Disappearances and Turkey. To download the factsheet as a pdf document click here.
Istanbul Regional Appeal Court has upheld the Istanbul 37th Heavy Penal Court’s judgment dated 20 March 2019 which condemned eighteen lawyers to a 159-year prison term in total. The lawyers who were sentenced to more than 5 years still have… Read More ›