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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 ...

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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 ...

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These Releases are by Virtue of Great Efforts and Solidarity of All!

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30.06.2016 We are happy to inform you that 13th High Criminal Court has just issued interlocutory decision of release for Şebnem Korur Fincancı (President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, HRFT) and Erol Önderoğlu (Turkey Representative of Reporters without Borders), who were arrested together with Ahmet Nesin (Journalist) on 20 June 2016 on ...

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Turkish Authorities Release Human Rights Defender from Prison

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PHR Demands Turkish Prosecutors Now Drop All Charges Against Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Two Others New York, NY – 06/30/2016 The president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, Şebnem Korur Fincancı, was released from a Turkish prison today, along with Erol Önderoğlu of Reporters Without Borders. Fincancı, Önderoğlu, and ...

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