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Unjust / Wrongful Convictions
In the October, 15 Turkish lawyers have been convicted of terrorism related charges. According to data compiled by our initiative monitoring action in daily basis, 592 lawyers have been arrested since the July of 2016, moreover, 197 of those lawyers have been sentenced to long imprisonment, ranging from 2 to 14 years, with the charge of being member of an armed terrorist organisation.
Afyon Public Prosecutorial Office has been prosecuting 14 lawyers, of those 10 have been arrested and six of those have been convicted. So far, in Turkey, 169 lawyers have been sentenced of terrorism related accusations.
24 Turkish lawyers were sentenced in 2018 May. By this latest decisions to convict, numbers of Turkish lawyers so far have been convicted of terrorism-related offences since 15th July 2016 raised to 141.
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.
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.