Istanbul Regional Appeal Court has upheld the Istanbul 37th Heavy Penal Court’s judgment dated 20 March 2019 which condemned eighteen lawyers to a 159-year prison term in total. The lawyers who were sentenced to more than 5 years still have… Read More ›
Unjust / Wrongful Convictions
We are sharing the WGAD’s opinions adopted regarding Turkey’s detention practices under the Emergency Regime
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention opted that detention of Melike Göksan and Mehmet Fatih Göksan who were judges in the province of Adana (Turkey), was arbitrary and unlawful. Melike Göksan and Mehmet Fatih Göksan are married. They were… Read More ›
In response to a parliamentary question of Mr Sezgin Tanrikulu, the Turkish Ministry of Justice announced the number of lawyers held in prison by years. According to the Ministry of Justice the number of lawyers remanded in pretrial detention by years as following: 354, 487, 169 and 143, respectively in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
As 2019 Judicial Year starts on 1st of September tomorrow in Turkey. The Arrested Lawyers Initiative published a new report named Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey. According to report, since 2016’s coup attempt, there has been a relentless… Read More ›