February 16, 2017
Rilasciate l’avvocato Barkin Timtik – release the lawyer Barkin Timtik.
Toghether with AED (European Democratic Lawyers, ELDH (European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights) and the Foundation of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer we denounce that our colleague -still an executive board member of ÇHD banned by the Turkish government-, Barkın Timtik was arrested.
We have information that she has been in prison since 15.12.2016.
She was allegedly tortured during her detention period and also was physically attacked while she had been exiled from one prison to an another. She could not access to her lawyers for the first days of her detention.
We really would like to underline that belonging to UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers Governments shall ensure that lawyers (a) are able to perform all of their professional functions without intimidation, hindrance, harassment or improper interference; (b) are able to travel and to consult with their clients freely both within their own country and abroad; and (c) shall not suffer, or be threatened with, prosecution or administrative, economic or other sanctions for any action taken in accordance with recognized professional duties, standards and ethics. Furthermore, Lawyers shall not be identified with their clients or their clients’ causes as a result of discharging their functions.
We therefor express our deep concern about the charges agains our colleague Barkin Timtik, requesting her immediate release.
The fax number: + 90 212 240 04 43
The Court: İstanbul Çağlayan 24. Ağır Ceza Mahkemesi
File Number: 2017/33
(Avvocati minacciati / endangered Lawyers Facebook)