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Free Peace Defenders Imprisoned in Turkey!

Yazar / Referans: 
Solidarité UP ! - Universitaires pour la paix
Tarih: 
23/11/2020

On September 25, 2020, the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued arrest warrants against 82 members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the second biggest opposition party in Turkish Parliament, including 24 former Central Executive Committee members. They were taken into custody and were restricted from meeting their attorneys for 24 hours.

Call for Solidarity

Yazar / Referans: 
BAK
Tarih: 
23/11/2020

On September 25, 2020, the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office issued arrest warrants against 82 members of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the second biggest opposition party in Turkish Parliament, including 24 former Central Executive Committee members.  They were taken into custody and were restricted from meeting their attorneys for 24 hours. On October1, 2020, the court ordered the pre-trial detention for seventeen of them, including the joint mayor of Kars, Ayhan Bilgen, the former MPs Ayla Akat Aka, Emine Ayna, Nazmi Gür, Prof. Dr.

Academic for Peace Meral Camcı to Be Paid Compensation for Time She Spent Behind Bars

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
09/11/2020

İstanbul Anadolu 10th Heavy Penal Court has ruled that Dr. Lecturer Meral Camcı shall be paid 1,723 Turkish lira (~205 US dollars) for non-material damages for the 23 days she spent behind bars.

Camcı and her attorney's application for material damages as per Article 14 of the Law on Criminal Procedures have been rejected.

ECtHR: Freedom of Expression of Academics Oran, Kaboğlu Violated

Yazar / Referans: 
Bianet
Tarih: 
21/10/2020

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has concluded that freedom of expression of academics Baskın Oran and İbrahim Kaboğlu has been violated.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has pronounced its judgement regarding the application of Human Rights Advisory Committee Chair Prof. İbrahim Kaboğlu and Prof. Baskın Oran, who prepared a report on "minorities and cultural rights" and were subjected to grave insults and death threats by ultranationalist groups over this report.

Ministry of Agriculture Turns a Blind Eye to Use of Banned Pesticides in Turkey

Yazar / Referans: 
Bülent Şık, Bianet
Tarih: 
19/05/2020

Pesticides are hazardous chemicals used in agriculture. It is safe to say that I have got tired of writing about the issue of pesticides. But, it is also a necessity to follow what is going on about the issue and inform the public about the latest developments and changes of state, if there are any.

Last January, Greenpeace Mediterranean announced the findings of a field research that was conducted to detect pesticide residues in food.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Bülent Şık

Yazar / Referans: 
Netherlands Helsinki Committee
Tarih: 
30/04/2020

Bülent Şık is a food engineer and public health researcher, convicted for his whistle-blowing activities. Despite being barred from his research and academia in Turkey, Şık has remained steadfast in his work to spread information relating to public health which he believes the public has a right to know. Sustained attention and a proactive strategy by the EU and its Member States is needed to ensure Bülent Şık and other human rights defenders in Turkey can continue their work.

Coronavirus Outbreak, Human Rights, Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
Kıvılcım Turanlı, Bianet
Tarih: 
04/04/2020

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reports, the amount of money only spent for armament and war across the world is as vast as 2 trillion dollars and it keeps increasing.

In his article published on bianet on March 26, 2020, Osman İşçi defines the coronavirus outbreak as a matter of human rights and points out what human rights defenders can do in this process.

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