JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2020 Digest
20. 01.2020: The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) issued an urgent appeal firmly condemning the ongoing judicial harassment against İHD’s Co-Chairperson Eren Keskin.
27.01.2020: İHD and EuroMed Rights issued a joint statement on the Gezi Trial criticizing the systematic criminalization of Turkish civil society and called on Turkish authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Osman Kavala.
12.02.2020: İHD co-signed a FIDH statement about the “constitutional coup” in Russia warning that Putin’s move to devalue international human rights treaties could set dangerous global precedent.
13.02.2020: The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) issued an urgent appeal calling for an end to judicial harassment against İHD’s İstanbul Branch Chairperson Gülseren Yoleri.
17.02.2020: İHD underlines the vitality of peace for all: United Nations Peace Declarations.
19.02.2020: The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović called on Turkish authorities to restore judicial independence and stop targeting human rights defenders through administrative and judicial harassment.
19.02.2020: İHD and Amnesty International, Turkey; Association for Monitoring Equal Rights, Citizen’s Assembly, Human Rights Agenda Association, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, Rights Initiative Association and Women’s Coalition issued a joint statement on the Büyükada Trial demanding justice for rights defenders.
20.02.2020: İHD issued a statement on the re-detention of human rights defender Osman Kavala inviting the authorities to put and end to Kavala’s arbitrary detention and restore his liberty.
24.02.2020: İHD issued a comprehensive special report on the government’s “New Human Rights Action Plan” offering its opinion and recommendations under six main titles. (29,393)
28.02.2020: The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (OMCT-FIDH) issued a statement on the Gezi Park Trial and Osman Kavala denouncing the new charges pressed against human rights defender Osman Kavala and called upon Turkish authorities to immediately release him.
28.02.2020: İHD issued a statement on the recent attack in Syria that claimed the lives of 33 Turkish soldiers extending its condolences to their families underlining that wars cause tremendous suffering and destruction.