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PHR: “Turkish Court Continues Baseless Case Against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı”

PHR: “Turkish Court Continues Baseless Case Against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı”

PHR continues to call for end to persecution of Fincancı, all human rights defenders in Turkey. 11 January 2017 A criminal court in Istanbul today again postponed the trial of prominent human rights defender Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a longtime friend and colleague of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Last spring, […]

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IRCT to Observe Second Hearing of President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey

IRCT to Observe Second Hearing of President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey

10 January 2017 On 11 January, the second hearing of Professor Sebnem Korur Fincanci, President of the Human Rights Foundation Turkey (an IRCT member) and a member of the Independent Forensic Expert Group (IFEG) will take place in Istanbul. IRCT Director for Governance and Policy, Miriam Reventlow, will join a delegation of human rights defenders to observe the hearing. The […]

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Human Rights On Trial in Turkey

Human Rights On Trial in Turkey

Donna McKay* – 21.11.2016 It was standing room only inside Europe’s largest courthouse, a fortress of a structure just north of Istanbul’s historic city center. I was crammed alongside human rights defenders and doctors from across Turkey and around the world to support our colleague and friend, Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, a forensic physician and long-time torture investigator put on […]

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Attacks on Civil Society in Turkey, Human Rights and Solidarity

Attacks on Civil Society in Turkey, Human Rights and Solidarity

LUTZ OETTE* – 17 November 2016 Protests and a show of strength demonstrate the importance of challenging a state that reverts to the arbitrary exercise of power. Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincani, a forensic doctor, university professor, and human rights defender, has been a leading figure in the struggle against torture worldwide. Now she stands accused, together with two prominent journalists, Erol Önderoĝlu and […]

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Solidarity Call For the First Hearing of Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı!

Solidarity Call For the First Hearing of Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı!

11.10.2016 Dear friends, The first hearing of the case concerning Prof. Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı (HRFT President), Erol Önderoğlu (Reporters Without Borders’ representative in Turkey), and Ahmet Nesin (JournalistWriter) will be held at the İstanbul Çağlayan 13th Heavy Penal Court on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 15PM. After being arrested on June 20, 2016, for their solidarity with the Ozgur […]

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Curfews Between August 16, 2015 – August 16, 2016 and Civilians Who Lost Their Lives

Curfews Between August 16, 2015 – August 16, 2016 and Civilians Who Lost Their Lives

21.08.2016 Curfews are implemented in southeastern Turkey since the collapse of resolution process in July 2015, yet their unlawfulness is even declared by the Venice Commission on their official Opinion on the legal framework of governing curfews.[1] The yearlong in-between August 16, 2015 and August 16, 2016 there has been at least 111 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock [all daylong] […]

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1-2 August 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

1-2 August 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (08/001) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast… On 1 August 2016, Governorate of Hakkari imposed curfew for 3 days in Şapatan village and its hamlets Serero (İncesu) and Bêtyo (Dereboyu) in Şemdinli district on the grounds of military operations to be conducted in the region. 2 soldiers were reportedly wounded when an armed [...] Read more ›

23-29 July 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

23-29 July 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (07/071) 15 July 2016 Coup d’État Attempt… Following coup d’état attempt on 15 July 2016 in Turkey by the junta called “Yurtta Sulh Konseyi / Peace at Hoe Council” in the military, measures continued to be taken against Gülenist Movement in the Turkish Army, bureaucracy, and non-governmental organisations. Amnesty International made an announcement [...] Read more ›
Maximum Duration of Detention Under State of Emergency Law in Turkey

Maximum Duration of Detention Under State of Emergency Law in Turkey

28 July 2016 In Turkey’s recent past, the partial application of the martial law began on November 1978; became permanent with the military coup of 12 September 1980; and lasted until July 19, 1987. As of 1984, application of martial law began to be terminated, yet in some cities it transformed into state of emergency law.  From this date onwards, […]

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26 July 2016 To the Press and Public Opinion THE DECREE DEVISED WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE EMERGENCY STATE LAW AND IGNORING HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF RULE OF LAW SHOULD BE URGENTLY REVOKED!   As the Human Rights Association (HRA) and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), two organizations, driven by the motivations of reckoning with the […]

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