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.
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative published a new report entitled “Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | En Masse Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018).” According to the report, 1539 Turkish lawyers have been prosecuted and 580 lawyers have been arrested since 2016 July. And so far, 103 Turkish lawyers have been sentenced to long imprisonment by the first instance courts under article 314 of the Turkish Penal Code.
As of the moment 17 Turkish lawyers are under police custody in four different provinces.
Eight lawyers have been under police custody since 1st of November in Kastamonu, and a lawyer has been under police custody since 2nd of November in Batman.
Today, seven woman lawyers were detained in the province of Erzurum and also lawyer Selcuk Kozagacli who is the president of Progressive Lawyers Association that is shut down with an emergency decree was detained in Istanbul.
As of 25th September, number of lawyers under criminal prosecution raised to 1385; 538 of them have been arrested.
Between 11th and 17th of September, 22 lawyers were taken into custody in Ankara, Istanbul, Diyarbakir and Antalya within scope of 3 separate police operation. As of 17th September 2017, 524 lawyers have been arrested (since 15th July 2016) and 1347 lawyers are under prosecution.
Lawyers Didem Ünsal, Aytaç Ünsal, Ahmet Mandacı, Yağmur Ereren, Barkın Timtik, Ebru Timtik, Şükriye Erden, Engin Gökoğlu, Ezgi Çakır, Süleyman Gökten, Ozgur Yılmaz, Oya Aslan, Ayşegül Çağatay, Behiç Aşçı, Aycan Çiçek, Günay Dağ, Zehra Özdemir, Özgür Yılmaz who are the members of People’s Law Office (Halkın Hukuk Bürosu) and Umut Law Office were taken into custody with police raid this morning (12/9/2017). With this last wave of crackdown against lawyers, number of lawyers under criminal prosecution raised to 1343; 524 of them have been arrested.
As of 5th September 2017, 524 lawyers have been arrested and 1323 lawyers are under prosecution since 2016 July
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14 Presidents or Former Presidents of Provincial Bar Associations were detained or arrested in Turkey.
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