Category: NEWS FORM HRFT

79 Day Curfew Cizre Field Report

79 Day Curfew Cizre Field Report

In accordance with Provincial Administration Law no 5442 Article 11/C, a curfew had been declared in Cizre district by the governor of Şırnak on 4 September 2015 at 20.00. The first curfew lasted until 12 September 2015. The second curfew was on 13-14 September 2015, the third curfew on 14-15 November 2015. The longest and continuous curfew was implemented between […]

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Good Medical Practice is Convicted on Behalf of Serdar Küni MD!

Good Medical Practice is Convicted on Behalf of Serdar Küni MD!

Conviction of good medical practice by the Şırnak Local Court on behalf of Serdar Küni MD is unacceptable! 25 April 2017 Dear friends and colleagues, As you know, Serdar Küni MD. Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Cizre Representative and former president of the Şırnak Medical Chamber was arrested on October 19th, 2016 and has been detained since then pending trial. […]

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Call on the Second Hearing of Imprisoned Medical Doctor Serdar Küni

Call on the Second Hearing of Imprisoned Medical Doctor Serdar Küni

22 April 2017 The second hearing of the case based on groundless allegations concerning professional practices of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) Cizre Reference Center Representative and former President of Şırnak Medical Association Dr. Serdar Küni, who is detained now for 6 months, will be held at the Şırnak 2nd Heavy Penal Court on Monday, April 24th, 2017 […]

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Human Rights Award to HRFT President Prof. Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Human Rights Award to HRFT President Prof. Şebnem Korur Fincancı

19 April 2017 Today, we are honored to announce that the President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) forensic expert Prof. Şebnem Korur Fincancı is awarded with the Human Rights Award of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Prof. Fincancı, who received her award on 18 April 2017 in New York at the Annual Gala of PHR, is one […]

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Information Note on Third Hearing of the Trial Fincancı, Önderoğlu and Nesin

Information Note on Third Hearing of the Trial Fincancı, Önderoğlu and Nesin

21 March 2017 Dear friends and colleagues, Arrested on June 20, 2016 for defending freedom of press and expression in solidarity with Ozgur Gundem Daily, Prof. Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı (HRFT President), Erol Önderoğlu (Reporters without Borders Turkey Representative), and Ahmet Nesin (Journalist-Writer) had been released ten days after their arrest. The third hearing of the case in the trial of the three human […]

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Turkey Prolongs Unlawful Detention of Physician Who Treated Patients During Unrest in Southeast

Turkey Prolongs Unlawful Detention of Physician Who Treated Patients During Unrest in Southeast

New York, NY – 03/17/2017 A court in the southeastern Turkish city of Şırnak has ordered the continued arbitrary detention of Dr. Serdar Küni, a member of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and former president of the Şırnak medical chamber, this week extending his five-month confinement by at least another month. Dr. Küni is charged with providing medical treatment […]

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International Observers monitored MD Serdar Küni’s Trial

International Observers monitored MD Serdar Küni’s Trial

17 March 2017 Early this week, War Resisters’ International joined a group of international organisations to observe the hearing of Serdar Küni, a doctor and veteran human rights defender in Şırnak, Turkey. Dr. Küni has been kept in custody since October 2016, accused of being a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) under Article 314/2 of Turkish Penal Code. […]

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Information Note on the First Hearing of the Trial of HRFT Cizre Representative Serdar Küni MD.

Information Note on the First Hearing of the Trial of HRFT Cizre Representative Serdar Küni MD.

15 March 2017 Good Medical Practice Cannot be Prosecuted! The first hearing of the case concerning Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Cizre Representative and former president of the Şırnak Medical Chamber Serdar Küni MD., who was detained for almost 5 months, was held on March 13th, 2017, at the Şırnak 2nd Heavy Penal Court. By this trial, a mervellous solidarity […]

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URGENT CALL FOR ACTION: Chairperson of Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır Branch and Vice-Chairperson of İHD Headquarters M.Raci Bilici Must Immediately be Released!

URGENT CALL FOR ACTION: Chairperson of Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır Branch and Vice-Chairperson of İHD Headquarters M.Raci Bilici Must Immediately be Released!

15 March 2017 Chairperson of Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır Branch and Vice-Chairperson of İHD Headquarters M.Raci Bilici has been arrested this morning (March 15,2017) and still in custody at Diyarbakır Anti-Terror Branch. By this operation, along with Raci Bilici, 11 old and new representatives of the NGOs in Diyarbakır have been arrested. According to the information obtained by the […]

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IRCT Calls for Immediate Release of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Representative Dr. Serdar Küni

IRCT Calls for Immediate Release of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Representative Dr. Serdar Küni

13 March 2017 Today, in Sirnak, Turkey, Dr Serdar Kuni will stand trial accused of providing medical treatment to alleged members of Kurdish armed groups. This is a direct violation of Turkey’s international legal obligations to protection of health professionals in order to allow them to fulfil their duties to provide care for those in need, without regard to any […]

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