#Turkey #Solidarity to #Defend the #Defenders 590 #Turkish #lawyers have been #arrested. 1546 lawyers have been subjected to #prosecution. Since July of 2016, 182 lawyers have been #sentenced. 34 #CSO of lawyers #dissolved
Six Bar Associations and human rights groups reported persecution of Turkish lawyers at UN Human Rights Council
The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Law Society of England and Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee, the Union Internationale des Avocats, Lawyers for Lawyers, and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada made a joint oral statement regarding persecution of Turkish lawyers at United Nations 38th Human Rights Council after Diego García-Sayán presented -UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers- his annual report.
Lawyer Tugay Bek was taken into custody in 12th of December 2016 in Adana, he faced ill-treatment during police custody and sued the police officers after he was released. With in the scope of investigation footage of ill-treatment was included… Read More ›
Lawyer Gokmen Yesil was wounded due to brutal assault of police. Police used plastic bullet in courthouse.
Police brutally assaulted and detained 10 lawyers during peaceful meeting in Istanbul Courthouse. 4 lawyers hospitalized because of ill-treatment of police. One of the victim lawyers is Gokmen Yesil who is wounded from his face. There has been… Read More ›
Police brutally assaulted and detained 10 lawyers during peaceful meeting in Istanbul Courthouse. 4 lawyers hospitalized because of ill-treatment of police. There has been a relentless campaign of arrests which has targeted fellow lawyers across the country. In 77 of Turkey’s… Read More ›
In Turkey, The New Emerged Problem (Regarding Right to Defence) is Violation of Right to Choose Own Lawyer
After the coup attempt one of the new emerged problems (regarding right to defence) is violation of right to choose own lawyer. Law enforcement police, prosecutors and judges don’t respect defendant’s right to choose his / her own lawyer. Victim… Read More ›
522 lawyers have been arrested since 15th July 2016