STATEMENT: TRIAL AGAINST 22 LAWYERS in TUKEY ISTANBUL 37th HIGH CRIMINAL COURT – FILE NO. 2018/84






OUR COLLEAGUES ARRESTED IN PRE-TRIAL DETENTION HAVE BEEN RELEASED BUT, A FEW HOURS LATER AND AFTER THE PROSECUTOR’S APPEAL, A NEW ARREST WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE SAME COURT FOR 15 OF THEM. A mission of the AED – EDL, composed by Italian, Spanish, Catalonian, Dutch and French lawyers: Simonetta CRISCI, Gilberto PAGANI, Ezio MENZIONE, Raffaella MULTEDO, Rossella SANTO, […]

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Harcèlement des Avocats






Les avocats européens démocrates (A.E.D.) expriment leur préoccupation et indignation face au harcèlement que subissent les avocats Paul Bekaert (Belgique), Michèle Hirsch (Belgique), Christophe Marchand (Belgique) et Gonzalo Boye (Espagne) en guise de représailles pour leur défense performante de l’ancien président catalan Carles Puigdemont et des membres de son gouvernement Clara Ponsati, Lluis Puig, Meritxell Serret et Antoni Comín.   […]

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Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2018






Today in Egypt, human rights activists, lawyers, political activists and independent journalists, all have to live with their phone calls being tapped, endless smear campaigns and hate speech from state-affiliated media as well as continuous harassment and intimidation from the authorities. Egypt is going through the most serious human rights crisis in its history. Every day security forces arbitrarily displace […]

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Lettre au Président de la République






Bruxelles, Paris, Barcelone, le 4 janvier 2018   Monsieur le Président de la République, Demain vous allez recevoir RECEP ERDOGAN, Président de la Turquie. Quelques soient les enjeux diplomatiques ou autres existant entre nos pays, vous ne pouvez ignorer la situation de non-droit dans laquelle se trouvent aujourd’hui des avocats, des magistrats, des parlementaires, des journalistes, des syndicalistes… Au nom […]

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Seventeen Turkish lawyers are in detention in different parts of the country; sixteen of them for several weeks.






On the 8th of November 2017, Selcuk Kozagacli, President of the ÇHD, a progressive association of lawyers and a member of the AED, was arrested with great violence and detained in Istanbul. The accusations against our colleague justifying his detention by the Turkish authorities consist of complicity in terrorism. Our colleague and friend Selcuk Kozagacli is one of the best-known […]

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New Arrests / Nouvelles Arrestations






The AED demands that the Turkish Government stop all hostility against human rights lawyers. The numerous irregular and arbitrary detentions are an authoritarian and repressive response against Turkish lawyers, charged with terrorism or activities against the state. The Republic of Turkey is a member of the Council of Europe and must therefore respect and promote the defence of human rights. […]

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KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF TURKISH LAWYERS!






Since mid-September, these lawyers are detained in Ankara, Istanbul and Diyarbakır.   The number of lawyers prosecuted in Turkey is 1343 after this last wave of raids against lawyers. 524 of them have been arrested since the staged coup attempt in July 2016.   There are lawyers from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Catalonia, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Italy and Turkey who […]

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New Protests in front of Turkish Consulates in Europe






We are demonstrating today in front of the Turkish Consulate in Hamburg, The Hague, Brussels and Milan to protest the recent arrest of 16 of our colleagues from Turkey. Since mid-September, they are detained in Ankara, Istanbul and Diyarbakır. We are especially concerned about the situation of lawyers Barkın Timtik, Engin Gökoglu and Özgür Yılmaz. We fear that they are […]

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