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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On 18 July 2017, Nalan Erkem, Seyhmuz Ozbekli, Ozlem Dalkiran, Idil Eser, Veli Acu, Gunal Kursun, Ilknur Ustun, Nejat Tastan, Ali Gharavi and Peter Steudtner were charged with “aiding an armed terrorist organisation”. Six of the human rights defenders, including Ozlem Dalkiran, Idil Eser, Veli Acu, Gunal Kursun, Ali Gharavi and Peter Steudtner are being […]

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TUR 005 / 0717 / OBS 078 Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment / Obstacles to freedoms of association and peaceful assembly Turkey July 7, 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 […]

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