Update on Trials in Turkey

A colleague in Istanbul, the lawyer Elvan Olkun, has sent us an update of the trials taking place in Turkey at the moment: 1. Trial of the members of  ÖHD (ÖZGÜRLÜKÇÜ HUKUKÇULAR DERNEĞI – ASSOCIATION OF LAWYERS FOR FREEDOM) 12 lawyers, members of ÖHD (Özgürlükçü Hukukçular Derneği – Association of Lawyers for Freedom) are being tried […]

Letters to Turkey

The AED has sent some letters and is now waiting for an answer! Here is the text of the letter, addressed to the minister of Justice, the President of the Bar association, the ambassador of France in Turkey and the French minister of foreign affairs: Le 16 mars 2016, à l’aube, neuf avocats turcs ont […]

Turkish Lawyers detained

AED Statement concerning the detention of the lawyers Ramazan Demir, İrfan Arasan, Ayşe Acinikli, Hüseyin Boğatekin, Şefik Çelik, Adem Çalışçı, Ayşe Başar, Tamer Doğan and Mustafa Ruzgar (16th of March 2016, Istanbul) and previously the detention of the “Academics for peace”. Amongst the different cases related to human rights that AED/EDL (Avocats Européens Démocrates/Europeans Democratic Lawyers) […]

LE DROIT À LA DEFENSE MENACÉ EN ESPAGNE

Un avocat arrêté du fait d’avoir exercé la défense   Les Avocats Européens Démocrates (AED/EDL) expriment leur profonde préoccupation face à l’arrestation d’un avocat au nom de la soi-disant « Opération Pandora 2 ».   Le 28 octobre 2015, neuf personnes ont été arrêtées pour infractions terroristes présumées et ont été renvoyées devant le Tribunal Central d’instruction […]

Trial Observation: ISTANBUL – 23rd to 26th December 2013

In Istanbul, during Christmas, as international observer in a trial starting on the 24th of December against 22 Turkish lawyers of the ÇHD group. I go, sent by EDL (European Democratic Lawyers) a European association regrouping democratic lawyers’ associations in diverse European countries, sent also by LTI (Legal Team Italy), a small group of Italian […]

Observation Mission to Istanbul (22nd to 27th December 2013)

Issue: Anti-terrorist trial against 22 lawyers of the Turkish ÇDH association (Progressive Lawyers’ Association). Venue: Silivri Internment Centre (1h30 away from Istanbul by bus) Accreditation: accredited as observer by the EDL (European Democratic Lawyers) and the Bar Association of Barcelona. INDEX I.-        General Considerations. II.-       The ÇHD. III.-      The Trial. IV.-      […]

TO THE SPANISH AUTHORITIES

PETITION WITH URGENT REQUESTS TO THE SPANISH AUTHORITIES PRESIDENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SPAIN, MR. MARIANO RAJOY BREY AND ALL MEMBERS OF THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT 3rd day of the Endangered Lawyers – 24th January 2013 European lawyers demand: Basque lawyers in Spain must enjoy the free exercise of their professional duties During the last two […]

TO THE CONSEJO GENERAL DE LA ABOGACÍA ESPAÑOLA

TO THE CONSEJO GENERAL DE LA ABOGACÍA ESPAÑOLA (GENERAL COUNCIL OF SPANISH LAWYERS) The international Association of which I am president, the European Democratic Lawyers (AED) has had knowledge of serious procedural incidents during the oral hearings being held at the 3rd Section of the Audiencia Nacional (Case 18/98), through several of our members who […]