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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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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Western Sahara / Sahara Occidental

FRENCH: Réunie le 10 juin 2017 à Amsterdam, l’ AED marque sa solidarité avec nos consoeurs Ingrid METTON et Olfa OULED, avocates au Barreau de Paris qui ont été victime d’une expulsion violente de la salle d’audience du Tribunal de Rabat. Igrid METTON et Olfa OULED participaient le 16 mai 2017 à la défense de membres de la communauté sahraouie, accusés par les […]

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Another lawyer under threat in Turkey

To: ANTALYA CHIEF PUBLIC PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE (ANTALYA CUMHURİYET BAŞSAVCILIĞI’NA) 2016/69739 No. Fax Number: + 90 242 237 11 11 (Turkey)   Créteil, Barcelona and Amsterdam, October 24, 2016. European Democratic Lawyers (AED-EDL) are very concerned about the news that the former director member of ÇHD Antalya – Çağdaş Hukukçular -Progressive Lawyers Association, the advocate Özden SALDIRAN was arrested 9 days […]

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THE VIOLENCE IN BOLZANETO IS CONFIRMED

THE VIOLENCE IN BOLZANETO IS CONFIRMED WE HAVE TRUTH BUT NO JUSTICE Seven years after the events and four years after the beginning of the trial, the Court of Genoa has only partially done justice to the victims of the Bolzaneto lager. The gravest violations of fundamental rights have been confirmed like the inhuman treatment of the detained and the […]

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