In a quest for a fair trial, Adv. Ebru Timtik has passed away on the 238th day of her death fast in detention ward of Istanbul Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital. Imprisoned lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal from… Read More ›
Unjust / Wrongful Convictions
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative published the update of its report named ‘Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey‘ of which previous version was published together with the Italian National Bar Council (Il Consiglio Nazionale Forense) in English and Italian on the occasion of Lawyers’… Read More ›
Istanbul Heavy Penal Court has sentenced Taner Kılıç, former chair of Amnesty Turkey, to 6 years and 3 months under Article 314 § 2 of Turkish Penal Code which stipulates the membership of an armed terrorist organisation. İdil Eser former director of Amnesty Turkey, Özlem Dalkıran of Citizens’ Assembly and Günal Kurşun of the Human Rights Agenda Association were all convicted for 25 months for assisting a terrorist organisation.
In response to our call for action, twelve organisations sent a letter to the Ministry of Justice of Turkey, General Director of Prisons and Detention Houses, Chief Judge of the Court of Cassation’s 16th Chamber with respect to lawyer Turan Canpolat has… Read More ›
The collapse of judicial independence and the breakdown of the rule of law have taken many forms in Turkey over the course of the past several years. The political subjugation of the judiciary and the post-coup crackdown on the members… Read More ›