Tunisia: President Erdogan’s Official Visit

26 December 2017 Today, 26 December, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Turkey, arrives in Tunisia for a two-day official visit. On this occasion, EuroMed Rights’ President Michel Tubiana, calls on Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi: “Tunisia cannot ignore the growing repression of civil society in Turkey. We denounce the massive retaliation and arbitrary […]

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Letter of Michel Tubiana, President of EuroMed Rights, to the European Parliament regarding Ms Nuriye Gülmen and Mr Semih Özakça

Brussels, 15 November 2017 Dear Members of the European Parliament, I wish to draw your attention on the fate of Ms Nuriye Gülmen, a postgraduate student, and Mr Semih Özakça, a school teacher. You may not know them. They are two among 130,000 people dismissed from their public function in Turkey since 15 July 2016. […]

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Arrest of IHD President Öztürk Türkdoğan

9 November 2017 Today in Ankara the President of Human Rights Association (IHD), Mr Ozturk Turkdogan, was arrested by police forces together with two more executive committee members, Ms Sevim Salihoglu and Ms Derya Uysal, and one staff member, Ms Besra Varli. They were protesting against the human rights situation in Ankara and in particular […]

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URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY  TUR 007 / 1117 / OBS 111 Arbitrary arrest / Release Turkey November 9, 2017   The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey. Description of the situation: […]

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Urgent Appeal for HRDs in Turkey – THE OBSERVATORY

New information TUR 005 / 0717 / OBS 078.6 Provisional release / Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment / Restriction to freedom of movement Turkey October 27, 2017 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent […]

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On 25 October 2017, the hearing of EuroMed Rights’ Executive Committee member and General Secretary of the Human Rights Association in Turkey (IHD), Osman İşçi, was held before the 6th Heavy Penal Court in Ankara. Osman İşçi, together with 71 trade union members, is being charged of “being a member of an illegal organisation”. This […]

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Joint Statement by Human Rights Organisations: The Right to Defend Our Rights is a Fundamental Right.

The Right to Defend Our Rights is a Fundamental Right. We Demand the Release of Rights Defenders and Revocation of the Investigations and Cases Filed against Them! As we explained in detail in the annotations[1] announced to the public on 11 July, 14 August and 8 September 2017, a training workshop was organised in Büyükada […]

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TUR 006 / 0817 / OBS 086 Arbitrary detention / Conditional Release / Judicial harassment / Ill-treatment / Turkey The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership 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 […]

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 New information TUR 005 / 0717 / OBS 078.3 Arbitrary detention /  Judicial harassment / Turkey July 26, 2017 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey. New […]

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EuroMed Rights strongly condemns recent developments concerning 10 human rights defenders, who were arrested, detained without the presence of a lawyer in the first 30 hours, and later charged on 18 July with “aiding armed terrorist organisation”. Following their arrest on 5 July 2017, they were accused of being members of an illegal-armed organisation under […]

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