The attackers to our General President Akın Birdal are caught, and this revealed the identity of the circles that organised the attacks. Now everyone knows it is the criminal organisations within the Government who are directly involved in these attacks. Recently, certain parts of the media and some circles try to stick ethnic labels to […]

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We are working for Human Rights in a country where those responsible for torture, political assassinations, missings in custody, executions and misappropriations are not prosecuted but those who want a life suitable to human integrity are punished We, the sufferers of Human Rights violations have been assembling in front of the Human Rights Monument for […]

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  Mr. Akın Birdal, President of the Human Rights Association (HRA) was severely wounded during the armed assault of 12 May 1998 at the headquarters of the association. Previously, 14 members of the HRA, including officials and members, were murdered, and their perpetrators remained unidentified. As human rights defenders, we always stated clearly that within the […]

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Mr. Mesut Yılmaz should immediately explain to the public "what he is afraid of"! Executive Board of Human Rights Association has decided to give a statement to the public in response to the statements of Prime Minister Mesut Yìlmaz which was published in the press today. Prime Minister Mesut Yìlmaz has called the armed assault […]

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 Our Association which struggles for the defense and improvement of fundamental rights and freedom, and also for ensuring democracy and peace which are directly related with these facts, carries on its struggle independently from governments and political parties. Since its inception, 14 members, -including officers- of the Human Rights Association (HRA) have been killed by […]

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Akın Birdal is severely wounded On 12 May 1998, at about 12:25, our President Mr. Akin Birdal was severely wounded because of an armed assault by two unknown assailants, at his office at the Human Rights Association's Headquarters. The intelligence police officers, who normally are present every day in front of our association's building to […]

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                                          iNSAN HAKLARI DERNEGI                                                                                              The book “insan Hakları Tarihi” (History of Human Rights) written by Mr.Erol Anar, Vice Secretary General of the Human Rights Association in Turkey was confiscated in May 1996 with a great emergency only 3 days after it was published. A court action was brought against the writer Erol Anar and […]

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Systematic oppressions and prohibitions against the Human rights Association were added a new one. Akın Birdal, president of our association, was sentenced to I year in prison on July 2, 1996 by the State Security Court in Konya due to his speech he delivered in meeting in Mersin during the World Week for Peace.  Akın […]

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Large scale violations of civil and political rights continue in Turkey. Journalists, writers, correspondents, human rights activists, people of democratic mass organizations are continuously being harassed, assassinated, imprisoned and threatened; journal offices are bombed with explosives. The pressure against the press was concentrated mostly on the left­wing of pro-Kurdish periodicals and newspapers like Özgür Gündem, […]

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The disappearances under police custody as a terrifying violation of right to life, which are being frequently discussed over the last years, increase in number.   This method which was previously developed in Hitler’s Germany to crush the anti-fascist resistance was later on systematized in Latin American dictator countries. It was applied in Guatemala in 1955 […]

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