International human rights organisations from nine countries urged Turkish Government not to discriminate against political prisoners in its forthcoming early parole bill.
Bar Associations of Turkey: Turkey has become the largest prisoner of lawyers
Turkey | 25 Bar Associations made a 7-article declaration:
i. The Council of Judges and Prosecutors has entirely politicized,
ii. Turkey is experiencing the most severe judicial crisis of its history,
iii. Turkey has become the largest prisoner of lawyers.
Turkish Bar Associations call for resignation of the members of the Council of Judges and Prosecutors
On 21 February 2020, thirty bar associations called for the resignation of the members of the Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) over its systematic intervention into the judicial process and (re)detention of individuals even before or just after their release. The latest instance was replacing three judges and initiating an investigation against them who acquitted Osman Kavala and others in conformity with the judgment of European Court of Human Rights.
New Report: Extradition to Turkey: One-way Ticket to Torture and Unfair Trial
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative published an advanced update of its report titled ‘Extradition to Turkey: One-way Ticket to Torture and Unfair Trial’ which was published in February of 2018.
Joint Report: No Country for the Purge Victims!
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative and the Human Rights Defenders published a joint report documenting the deprivations which Turkey’s purge victims suffer.
Report update: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey (2016-2019)
As of 18 December 2019, more than 1500 lawyers have been prosecuted and 605 lawyers arrested (remanded to pretrial detention). So far, 334 lawyers have been sentenced to 2086 years in prison on the grounds of membership of an armed terrorism organization or of spreading terrorist propaganda.