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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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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UN Human Rights Council 36th Regular Session Report on HRDs

The Human Rights Council, in resolution 12/2, expressed concern over continued reports of intimidation and reprisals against individuals and groups seeking to cooperate or having cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights, and deep concern at the seriousness of such reported acts. The Council further condemned all […]

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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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EuroMed Rights strongly condemns the persecutions against Osman İşçi, EuroMed Rights’ Executive Committee member, and representative of the Human Rights Association in Turkey (IHD). Osman İşçi has just been dismissed from his position as associate professor and PhD researcher at the University of Ağri. This dismissal was officialised through the Statutory Decree No. 689, issued […]

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Alerts, Turkey March 16, 2017 EuroMed Rights strongly condemns the arrest yesterday of Raci Bilici, İHD’s Vice President and Diyarbakır Branch President. Wednesday 15 March, Raci Bilici has been detained in the early hours of the morning, right after his house has been searched by the police. He is currently held in detention together with […]

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