August 25, 2017
Antalya branch chair of CHD – Progressive Lawyers Association; lawyer Deniz Yıldırım who was detained on 11th August 2017 with other lawyer Ramazan Gokalp, was arrested, on 25th August 2017. Lawyer Ramazan Gokalp was released with probation. Within scope of same investigation 4 Kurdish local politician also were arrested.
Lawyer Deniz Yıldırım is 524th Turkish lawyer who have been arrested since 15th July 2016.
Human rights defender and lawyer Nalan Erkem who was arrested along with other 7 human rights defenders within scope of sham investigation in Istanbul, had a gastric bleeding in Silivri Prison.
Whilst she suffers of life-threatening gastric bleeding, she was transferred to the hospital in Silivri Prison campus with handcuff and kept with handcuffs during medical examination.
Despite lawyer Erkem suffers of ongoing gastric bleeding and so needs a comprehensive medical care, She won’t be able to go a surgical hospital until 1st November 2017 due to alleged workload.