Unjust / Wrongful Convictions

Persecution of Turkish Lawyers | October 2018| 15 Lawyers were sentenced

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.

Report: Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | En Masse Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018)

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.