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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TUR 004 / 0617 / OBS 074 Provisional release / Judicial harassment / Restriction to freedom of movement Turkey 30 June 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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TUR 004 / 0616 / OBS 049.5 Judicial harassment Turkey June 20, 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 information: The Observatory has been informed by […]

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TUR 003 / 0617 / OBS 064Arbitrary detention /Judicial harassmentTurkey16 June 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: The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about […]

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15 June 2017 On 6 June 2017, Murat Çelikkan’s attorney filed a plea before the Court of Appeal of Turkey against the decision to incarcerate the human rights defender for eighteen months issued by the Istanbul 13th Heavy Penal Court on 16 May 2017. Murat Çelikkan is a human rights defender and journalist who was […]

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Position of Human Rights Organizations on the 50th Anniversary of Israel’s Military Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip On the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip the undersigned organizations declare the following: The roots of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict go beyond the start of Israel’s […]

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  New information TUR 007 / 1116 / OBS 097.2 Judicial harassment Turkey May 16, 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 information: […]

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TUR 004 / 1116 / OBS 092.1 Sentence / Provisional release Turkey April 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 information:   […]

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