The Ankara Appeal Court will soon hear the case of lawyers who have previously been sentenced to a total of 150 years and served part of their respective sentences. If the appeal is dismissed, they will be facing spending another 3 to 6 years in prison.
Unjust / Wrongful Convictions
Corrupt judges are instrumental in cracking down on legal profession
Crackdown on the judiciary and legal profession provided corrupt judges with the perfect opportunity to cover up their shady dealings. One of those judges was Alver who sent 13 local lawyers to prison under anti-terrorism laws.
The disabled lawyer is kept in prison despite forensic reports
Lawyer Mehmet Ali Uçar, who is visually impaired and has haemophilia and is imprisoned in Izmir Menemen R Type Prison, is not released despite having four reports from the Turkish Forensic Medicine Institution stating that he cannot stay in prison.
Turkish court sentences lawyers to 146 years in another mass trial
The 10-year-long trial of twenty-two lawyers of the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) ended with an unjust and cruel decisions as all lawyers have been sentenced to prison time.
[Analysis] Turkey forces political prisoners to the admission of guilt in order to benefit from parole
As a last-ditch attempt to defraud victims of their dignity, parole boards force political prisoners to confess their being “terrorists” and implicate others.
European Parliament condemned the crackdown on lawyers in Turkey and call for the release of imprisoned lawyers
The European Parliament particularly condemned continuing crackdown on lawyers. MEP said:
the Parliament “is appalled by reports of a pattern of persecution of lawyers representing individuals accused of terrorism whereby the lawyers were prosecuted for the same crime as that attributed to their client.”