İHD Condemns Daily Yeni Şafak for Targeting Human Rights Defenders 7 December 2018 Daily Yeni Şafak used the phrase “PKK supporters” for Human Rights Association (İHD) Co-Chair Öztürk Türkdoğan and İHD Vice Co-Chair Gülseren Yoleri, who attended the 15th International Conference on the “European Union, Turkey, the Middle East and the Kurds” […]
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RELEASE IHD MALATYA BRANCH CHAIRPERSON GÖNÜL ÖZTÜRKOĞLU NOW IHD’s Malatya Branch Chairperson, human rights defender Gönül Öztürkoğlu was taken into custody following a raid to her home on 27 November 2018. Officials stated that the investigation was confidential. Yet we do know that continuous arrest and detention operations have still been conducted against social dissidence, […]
No to Male-Dominant Violence! Human rights defenders, women’s and LGBTI+ organizations will once more put violence against women on the agenda as they do each year on November 25. Yet, women will be subjected to violence each and every hour, every minute. It is not possible to talk about violence against women isolating it […]
21 November 2018 All the Elected Persons Should Be Released HDP’s former co-chairpersons Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ were arrested early in the morning along with 11 other deputies and were placed in pre-trial detention on 4 November 2016 based on different investigations and were sent to various prisons far away from their family […]
Please click IHD 2018 Report on Rights of the Child in Turkey to read the full report in English.
IHD SPECIAL REPORT: TESTIMONIES, INTERVIEWS, FORCED INFORMANT-MAKING THROUGH METHODS OF COERCION AND THREAT, AND ABDUCTION CASES According to applications filed before the Human Rights Association (IHD) and news reports published by the press; many people, notably university students, journalists, and activists have recently been forced to testify off-the-record and attempts have been made […]
The sixth hearing of the lawsuit, which indeed is a legal tragedy and known by the public as the “Büyükada Lawsuit, within the scope of which 11 rights defenders stand trial will be held on November 7, 2018 at 09:30 at Çağlayan Courthouse, Istanbul. A lawsuit was lodged against a total of 10 rights […]
IHD’s 19th Ordinary General Assembly was held on 3-4 November 2018 in Ankara. IHD’s Honorary Co-Chair Mr. Akın Birdal served as the president of the council at the two-day general assembly. The assembly was conducted in a vibrant atmosphere thanks to IHD delegates and with the participation of Mr. Dimitris Christopoulos, the President of […]
3 November 2018 Dear Council, distinguished guests honoring our general assembly coming in from Turkey and abroad, esteemed Saturday Mothers and Peace Mothers, dear human rights defenders, Welcome to the 19th Ordinary General Assembly of the Human Rights Association! I salute you with respect and love on behalf of IHD. Rojbaş, hun bî […]