In the first half of October 14 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, 196 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.
So far, in Turkey, 162 lawyers have been sentenced of terrorism related accusations, and mainly of being the member of an armed terrorist organization. Twenty one of those who have been sentenced are member of the Istanbul Bar Association. Istanbul Public Prosecutorial Office has been prosecuting 503 lawyers, of those 147 have been arrested and so far at-least twenty one members of Istanbul Bar Association have been convicted.
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.
24 Turkish lawyers were sentenced in 2018 May. By this latest decisions to convict, numbers of Turkish lawyers so far have been convicted of terrorism-related offences since 15th July 2016 raised to 141.
In April 2018, at least ten lawyers were convicted of terrorism charges. Thus, the number of lawyers who have been sentenced since 2016 July, raised to 117.
Between 15 March and 2 April, 3 lawyers were sentenced to long imprisonment.
Between 1 and 14 March, 14 lawyers were taken into custody and a lawyer was convicted.
Between 13-27 February, 14 lawyers were taken into custody, 3 lawyers were arrested, 2 lawyers were convicted and a lawyer was subjected to torture.
Six lawyers were sentenced, two lawyers were detained. The number of the lawyers so far have been convicted raised to 97.
8 Lawyers were sentenced ranging from 6 to 9 years. A lawyer was taken into custody and a lawyer was arrested.
Thus the number of Turkish lawyers who so far have been convicted raised to 88.
REPORT: Between 1-25 January 2018, eight lawyers sentenced and nineteen lawyers were detained in Turkey. So far 572 Turkish lawyers have been arrested.
Two lawyers were arrested in Istanbul.
3 lawyers are still under police custody.
32 lawyers were indicted in the province of Usak.
As of 26 December, 570 lawyers have been arrested and 1486 lawyers are under prosecution.
December, 1-17 |TURKEY
13 lawyers were taken into custody and 3 lawyers were arrested. Two lawyers were sentenced to 6 and 7 seven years.
Between 20-27 November, 3 lawyers were arrested, 2 lawyers were sentenced to 5 and 7 years. A lawyer is under police custody.