As of 18 December 2019, more than 1500 lawyers have been prosecuted and 605 lawyers arrested (remanded to pretrial detention). So far, 334 lawyers have been sentenced to 2086 years in prison on the grounds of membership of an armed terrorism organization or of spreading terrorist propaganda.
Unjust / Wrongful Convictions
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative publicó un nuevo informe titulado “Encarcelamiento de abogados turcos (2016-2019)”. El informe fue publicado con la contribución de del Observatorio Internacional de la Abogacía en Riesgo (OIAD).
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.
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.
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 ›