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.
Today in Crackdown
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 ›
For quite some time, there has been a growing resentment, amongst provincial bar association and the public in general, towards Metin Feyzioğlu who is president of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (UTBA) because of his negligence about the… Read More ›