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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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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Strasbourg, 15.02.2017 Urgent Measures are Needed to Restore Freedom of Expression in Turkey “The space for democratic debate in Turkey has shrunk alarmingly following increased judicial harassment of large strata of society, including journalists, members of parliament, academics and ordinary citizens, and government action which has reduced pluralism and led to self-censorhip. This deterioration came […]

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After the sinister coup attempt on 15 July 2016, a 3-month state of emergency was declared all across Turkey as of 20 July 2016. The state of emergency was extended by further three months first in October 2016 and then in January 2017. Coup plotters killed 246 people including 173 of civilians and injured more […]

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In the applications made to our association, families of Hurşit Külter, Müjgan Ekin and Taşkın Yasak made statements regarding their children’s disappearance in custody. In order to find out their situations, our association thereupon contacted with official authorities, made the necessary applications and carried out a series of activities for raising public awareness.  In Erbil, […]

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TURKEY A Safe Country? No country can be deemed « safe ». That is the spirit of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees which provides for the individual examination of each asylum claim: each personal situation is unique. To label a country as a “safe country of origin” suggests that there is no […]

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19 October 2016 BALANCE SHEET OF VIOLATIONS OF RIGHTS OCCURRED DURING 15 JULY COUP ATTEMPT AND STATE OF EMERGENCY (Violations of rights occurred between 15 July 2016 – 15 October 2016 are compiled in accordance with the information acquired by IHD main and branch offices, statements of government officials and data obtained from press.) VIOLATIONS […]

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Strasbourg, 7 October 2016 Memorandum on the Human Rights Implications of the Measures Taken under the State of Emergency in Turkey The present memorandum follows up on the Commissioner’s visit to Ankara between 27 and 29 September 2016. The Commissioner had previously visited Turkey in April 2016 (see the press release issued after this visit). […]

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