Denizli 3rd High Assize Court convicted thirteen (13) lawyers of the membership to the armed terrorist organisation and sentenced them to ranging from two to ten and half years. By this latest decision to convict, numbers of Turkish lawyers so far have been convicted of terrorism-related offences since 15th July 2016 raised to 138.
Unjust / Wrongful Convictions
Denizli 2nd High Assize Court convicted eight lawyers of the membership to the armed terrorist organisation. Numbers of Turkish lawyers so far have been convicted of terrorism-related offences since 15th July 2016 raised to 125.
Between 15 March and 2 April, 3 lawyers were sentenced to long imprisonment.
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative published a new report entitled “Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | En Masse Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018).” According to the report, 1539 Turkish lawyers have been prosecuted and 580 lawyers have been arrested since 2016 July. And so far, 103 Turkish lawyers have been sentenced to long imprisonment by the first instance courts under article 314 of the Turkish Penal Code.
Between 1 and 14 March, 14 lawyers were taken into custody and a lawyer was convicted.
Between 13-27 February, 14 lawyers were taken into custody, 3 lawyers were arrested, 2 lawyers were convicted and a lawyer was subjected to torture.
Six lawyers were sentenced, two lawyers were detained. The number of the lawyers so far have been convicted raised to 97.
8 Lawyers were sentenced ranging from 6 to 9 years. A lawyer was taken into custody and a lawyer was arrested.
Thus the number of Turkish lawyers who so far have been convicted raised to 88.
REPORT: Between 1-25 January 2018, eight lawyers sentenced and nineteen lawyers were detained in Turkey. So far 572 Turkish lawyers have been arrested.
December, 1-17 |TURKEY
13 lawyers were taken into custody and 3 lawyers were arrested. Two lawyers were sentenced to 6 and 7 seven years.
Lawyer Ersin Cosman who is the member of Sivas Bar Association was sentenced to six years three months imprisonment with the charge of the member of an armed terrorist organisation by the 2nd circuit of Sivas High Penal Court.
Thus, number of the member of Sivas Bar Association who was sentenced to heavy penalties for sham terrorism charges raised to ten.
Lawyer Melih Dikayak who is the member of Izmir Bar Association was sentenced to seven and half years imprisonment with the charge of the member of an armed terrorist organisation by the 2nd circuit of Izmir High Penal Court because of (allegedly) downloading i-message app named Bylock.
Since 15 July 2016, 102 lawyers in Izmir have been under criminal prosecution with 42 of whom arrested. So far, 3 members (Feti Ün, Ali Aksoy, Melih Dikayak) of Izmir Bar Association were sentenced ranging 3 and 12 years.
Between 20-27 November, 3 lawyers were arrested, 2 lawyers were sentenced to 5 and 7 years. A lawyer is under police custody.
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