Daily Archives: 09/09/2016

Turkey: Police attack lawyers in front of İzmir courthouse: 25 lawyers taken into custody

September 9, 2016

Police attack lawyers in front of İzmir courthouse: 25 lawyers taken into custody

Vice President of ÇHD (Progressive Lawyers Association) and a member of ÖDP (Freedom and Solidarity Party) Münip Ermiş and other lawyers who are members of ÇHD had been taken into custody a few days back in Antalya in scope of FETÖ/PDY investigations.

Today (September 9), a group of lawyers, trying to read a press release in front of İzmir courthouse to demand for Ermiş and his colleagues to be freed were attacked by police, who then took 25 lawyers into custody, along with executive members of ÇHD İzmir branch.

ÇHD İzmir Branch has shared a message about the incident of this morning

ÇHD İzmir Branch shared information on the situation from its official twitter account by stating: ‘There has been an attack on us while we were holding a press briefing for our friend Münip Ermiş. We have been taken into custody. Münip Ermiş is not alone! ÇHD has never been silenced; will never be silenced!’

ÖDP İzmir Branch has announced 25 lawyers are in custody

ÖDP İzmir branch has also made an announcement and said: ‘The police that attacked the press briefing in front of the courthouse (in İzmir) has taken into custody 25 lawyers, among whom there are also the executives of ÇHD İzmir branch.’

(UPDATE September 10: (from Facebook) “Those detained in Izmir were released last night.”  However, Münip Ermis is still detained, although his friends visited him on September 9 and reported that he is in good health.)



Lawyers protesting detention of colleagues detained in İzmir

Lawyers protesting detention of colleagues detained in İzmir


https://www.evrensel.net/haber/289892/gozaltindaki-avukatlara-barolardan-destek (TURK)

http://www.kamupersoneli.net/gundem/antalya-da-gozaltina-alinan-avukat-sayisi-17-ye-yukseldi-h12429.html (TURK)

http://m.haberkonagi.com/gundem/chd-genel-baskan-yardimcisi-munip-ermis-fetocu-diye-gozaltina-alindi-h4548.html (TURK)

https://www.kamugundemi.com/gundem/feto-operasyonlari-cadi-avi-na-mi-donuyor-h98150.html (TURK)

http://www.arti49.com/antalyada-17-avukat-gozaltinda-2-568994h.htm (TURK)

http://www.sondakika.com/haber/haber-antalya-da-17-avukat-gozaltinda-2-8768115/ (TURK)

http://www.abcgazetesi.com/25-chdli-avukat-gozaltina-alindi-27925h.htm (TURK)

http://www.antalyasokaklari.com/2016/09/gozaltina-alinan-uc-avukat-icin-adliye-onunde-protesto/ (TURK)

http://www.gazeteduvar.com.tr/gundem/2016/09/09/izmirde-25-avukata-gozalti/ (TURK)

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/avukatlarin-gozaltina-alinmasina-tepki-40220765 (TURK)

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/avukatlarin-gozaltina-alinmasina-gundem-2309026/ (TURK)

http://ilerihaber.org/icerik/izmirde-gozaltina-alinan-avukatlar-serbest-birakildi-59741.html (TURK)

http://www.bursahakimiyet.com.tr/bursa/chd-bursadan-gurkan-altuna-tam-destek-153119.html (TURK)

http://odatv.com/antalyada-akilalmaz-feto-gozaltisi-0809161200.html (TURK)

https://www.acikgazete.com/antalyada-akil-almaz-gozalti/ (TURK)

http://www.kemerhaber.com/gundem/avukatlarin-gozaltina-alinmasina-tepki.html (TURK)


Egypt: After 115 days in solitary confinement, Malek Adly to DNE: the revolution continues

September 6, 2016

Rights lawyer Malek Adly was arrested against the backdrop of anti-government protests rejecting the Egyptian-Saudi maritime border demarcation agreement.
(Nada Amr/ Mahmoud Nasr)

After a court rejected an appeal filed by the prosecution against his release, rights lawyer Malek Adly was released and free again by late August. He had been detained on charges of inciting protests and attempting to topple the regime, among many other charges. Nevertheless, Adly was mainly detained as he was among many activists who had protested against the maritime demarcation deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia over the sovereignty of Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir.

In an interview with Daily News Egypt, Adly disclosed what he had experienced during his imprisonment, and how he dealt with the arbitrariness of the prison administration.

How was your solitary confinement experience?

Solitary confinement is a tough experience on the humanitarian level. Inside prison, you live with nothing but your own fears. I was always worried─about my wife, my daughter, my friends, and my work.

I was also afraid that I was all alone, and that if something would have happened to me, there was no way I would be rescued.