Due to his activities regarded with human rights defending, Ali Tanrıverdi, President of İHD’s Mersin Branch, was taken into custody in Mersin on 12 December 2016 and arrested on 19 December 2016. The trial regarding Ali Tanrıverdi will be carried out in the Mersin 7th Heavy Criminal Court on 18 May 2017 at 11.00 o’clock. […]

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05 May 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION DİYARBAKIR BRANCH   REPORT ON VIOLATIONS OF RIGHTS IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF 2017 IN EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIA REGION Prepared by Archive/Documentation Department of Diyarbakır Branch of Human Rights Association (İHD) BALANCE-SHEET   DESCRIPTION The data included in this report and balance-sheet belonging to these datum are prepared […]

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EuroMed Rights strongly condemns the persecutions against Osman İşçi, EuroMed Rights’ Executive Committee member, and representative of the Human Rights Association in Turkey (IHD). Osman İşçi has just been dismissed from his position as associate professor and PhD researcher at the University of Ağri. This dismissal was officialised through the Statutory Decree No. 689, issued […]

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20 March 2017 On 15 March 2017, human rights defender Raci Bilici was arrested and is currently held in detention in the Anti-Terror Branch of the Diyarbakır Provincial Directorate of Security. Raci Bilici is the Chairperson of the Diyarbakır Branch of Human Rights Association (İHD) and national Vice-Chairperson of İHD. The association was founded in […]

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Alerts, Turkey March 16, 2017 EuroMed Rights strongly condemns the arrest yesterday of Raci Bilici, İHD’s Vice President and Diyarbakır Branch President. Wednesday 15 March, Raci Bilici has been detained in the early hours of the morning, right after his house has been searched by the police. He is currently held in detention together with […]

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TUR 001 / 0317 / OBS 026 Arbitrary arrest Turkey March 16, 2017   The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey.   Description of the situation:   The Observatory has been informed […]

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GENEVA (10 March 2017) The UN Human Rights Office on Friday published a report detailing allegations of massive destruction, killings and numerous other serious human rights violations committed between July 2015 and December 2016 in southeast Turkey, during Government security operations that have affected more than 30 towns and neighbourhoods and displaced between 335,000 and […]

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Strasbourg, 15.02.2017 Urgent Measures are Needed to Restore Freedom of Expression in Turkey “The space for democratic debate in Turkey has shrunk alarmingly following increased judicial harassment of large strata of society, including journalists, members of parliament, academics and ordinary citizens, and government action which has reduced pluralism and led to self-censorhip. This deterioration came […]

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10.02.2017 With the 686 numbered State of Emergency Decree-law published on 7 February 2017, hundreds of academics were dismissed from universities in an unfair and unlawful way. Moreover, with this decree-law, 4 464 public employees -most of them being teacher- were dismissed from public service. The applications of State of Emergency which has become a […]

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