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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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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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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Due to his activities regarded with human rights defending, Ali Tanrıverdi, President of İHD’s Mersin Branch, was taken into custody in Mersin on 12 December 2016 and arrested on 19 December 2016. The trial regarding Ali Tanrıverdi will be carried out in the Mersin 7th Heavy Criminal Court on 18 May 2017 at 11.00 o’clock. […]

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05 May 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION DİYARBAKIR BRANCH   REPORT ON VIOLATIONS OF RIGHTS IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF 2017 IN EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIA REGION Prepared by Archive/Documentation Department of Diyarbakır Branch of Human Rights Association (İHD) BALANCE-SHEET   DESCRIPTION The data included in this report and balance-sheet belonging to these datum are prepared […]

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New information TUR 001 / 0317 / OBS 026.1 Provisional release / Judicial harassment Turkey March 24, 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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22 March 2017 Detained on 15 March 2017 in Diyarbakır, M. Raci Bilici, İHD’s Vice-President and Diyarbakır Branch President, was released on 21 March 2017 with judicial control measure by the judge on duty. The concrete accusation against M. Raci Bilici was to participate in various interviews and meetings as a representative of an NGO […]

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20 March 2017 On 15 March 2017, human rights defender Raci Bilici was arrested and is currently held in detention in the Anti-Terror Branch of the Diyarbakır Provincial Directorate of Security. Raci Bilici is the Chairperson of the Diyarbakır Branch of Human Rights Association (İHD) and national Vice-Chairperson of İHD. The association was founded in […]

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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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TUR 001 / 0317 / OBS 026 Arbitrary arrest Turkey March 16, 2017   The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme 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 […]

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