Category: HEADLINE

Statement from HRFT for Releasement of HRFT President Prof.Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Statement from HRFT for Releasement of HRFT President Prof.Şebnem Korur Fincancı

  21 June 2016 Press Release Today, we are gathering together in order to talk about and discuss the ways of building solidarity networks both within the country and also internationally, in regards to the arrests of these three valuable persons, namely; Erol Önderoğlu, Ahmet Nesin and Şebnem Korur Fincancı, who were referred to judicatory for arrest after giving their […]

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Detention of Three Human Rights Defenders

Detention of Three Human Rights Defenders

21 June 2016 On 20 June 2016, human rights defenders Ms Sebnem Korur Fincanci, Mr Ahmet Nesin and Mr Erol Önderoğlu were placed in detention by decision of the 1st High Court of Peace in Istanbul, pending an investigation into their alleged involvement in the propaganda of terrorism. Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin are being held in Metris prison and […]

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URGENT CALL TO TAKE ACTION!

URGENT CALL TO TAKE ACTION!

21.06.2016   Dear Madame/Sir, Şebnem Korur Fincancı (President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, HRFT) was arrested together with Erol Önderoğlu (Turkey Representative of Reporters without Borders) and Ahmet Nesin (Journalist) on 20 June 2016. As we informed you yesterday, an investigation was issued against them on suspicion of making terrorist propaganda after they had participated in a solidarity campaign […]

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CALL FOR SOLIDARITY! HRFT President Has Just Been Referred to Court with Warrant of Arrest

CALL FOR SOLIDARITY! HRFT President Has Just Been Referred to Court with Warrant of Arrest

20.06.2016 As Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), we are writing to inform you that President of HRFT, Şebnem Korur Fincancı, together with Erol Önderoğlu (journalist from Reporters Without Borders) and Ahmet Nesin have just been referred to the court with warrant of their arrests since they have participated to the campaign aiming to fight against suppression and investigation against […]

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We Lost Helmut Oberdiek, one of the Founders of HRFT Documentation Center…

We Lost Helmut Oberdiek, one of the Founders of HRFT Documentation Center…

April 28, 2016 We are deeply saddened by the loss of our valuable friend Helmut Oberdiek, whose contributions are inutterable to Human Rights Foundation of Turkey from the very first day back in 1990. Following the 1980 coup d’etat, Helmut was the director of Amnesty International Turkey Office and was always striving against human rights violations in those dark days. Later on, […]

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Fact Sheet on Declared Curfews Between August 16, 2015 and April 20, 2016 and Civilians who Lost Their Lives

Fact Sheet on Declared Curfews Between August 16, 2015 and April 20, 2016 and Civilians who Lost Their Lives

FACT SHEET on DECLARED CURFEWS BETWEEN AUGUST 16, 2015 and APRIL 20, 2016 and CIVILIANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ACCORDING to the DATA of HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION of TURKEY DOCUMENTATION CENTER   Between the dates August 16, 2015 and April 20, 2016 there has been 65 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock [all daylong] curfews in at least 22 districts of […]

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Turkey: Security Trumping Human Rights, Free Expression Under Threat

Turkey: Security Trumping Human Rights, Free Expression Under Threat

14 .04.2016 (You can also read this statement in Turkish.) “Respect for human rights has deteriorated at an alarming speed in recent months in the context of Turkey’s fight against terrorism” said Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the end of a nine- day visit to Istanbul, Diyarbakir and Ankara. The topics of the visit were […]

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Fact Sheet on Declared Curfews Between  August 16th, 2015 and March 18th, 2016 and Civilians who Lost their Lives

Fact Sheet on Declared Curfews Between August 16th, 2015 and March 18th, 2016 and Civilians who Lost their Lives

FACT SHEET on DECLARED CURFEWS BETWEEN AUGUST 16th, 2015 and MARCH 18th, 2016 and CIVILIANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ACCORDING to the DATA of  HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION of TURKEY DOCUMENTATION CENTER 22.03.2016 Between the dates August 16th, 2015 and March 18th, 2016 there has been 63 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock [all daylong] curfews in at least 22 districts of […]

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RECENT Fact Sheet on Curfews in Turkey Between the dates 16 August 2015-5 February 2016

RECENT Fact Sheet on Curfews in Turkey Between the dates 16 August 2015-5 February 2016

06.02.2016 Between the dates August 16th, 2015 and February 5th, 2016 there has been 58 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock [all daylong] curfews in at least 19 districts of 7 cities in Southeastern Turkey. These cities are as follow; Diyarbakır (32 times), Şırnak (7 times) ve Mardin (11 times), Hakkâri (4 times), Muş (1 time), Elazığ (1 time) and Batman […]

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Fact Sheet on Declared Curfews Between  16 August 2015 – 21 January 2016 and Violations of Right to Life Against Civilians

Fact Sheet on Declared Curfews Between 16 August 2015 – 21 January 2016 and Violations of Right to Life Against Civilians

23.01.2016  Click here to reach the detailed table. Click here to reach the pdf version of this fact sheet. As of 16 August 2015, there has been 58 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock curfews in at least 19 districts of 7 cities (Diyarbakır, Şırnak, Mardin, Hakkâri, Elazığ, Muş, Batman) that approximately 1 million 377 thousand people resides (according to the […]

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