Lawyer Mehmet Ali Uçar, who is visually impaired and has haemophilia and is imprisoned in Izmir Menemen R Type Prison, is not released despite having four reports from the Turkish Forensic Medicine Institution stating that he cannot stay in prison.
Unjust / Wrongful Convictions
The 10-year-long trial of twenty-two lawyers of the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) ended with an unjust and cruel decisions as all lawyers have been sentenced to prison time.
In his censored speech, Turkey’s top lawyer: the most important issue is to ensure the independence and impartiality of the judiciary
In his censored speech, Turkey’s top lawyer: the most important issue is to ensure the independence and impartiality of the judiciary.
Report: Protection of lawyers against undue interference in the free and independent exercise of the legal profession
The UN Special Rapporteur presented his report on the Protection of lawyers against undue interference in the free and independent exercise of the legal profession to the 50th Human Rights Council that is to be held in Geneva between 13… Read More ›
According to report, since 2016’s coup attempt, there has been a relentless campaign of arrests which has targeted fellow lawyers across the country. As of February 2020, more than 1500 lawyers have been prosecuted and 605 lawyers arrested (remanded to pretrial detention). So far, 345 lawyers have been sentenced to 2158 years in prison on the grounds of membership of an armed terrorism organization or of spreading terrorist propaganda.
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.