Turkey: Court decision to keep Amnesty Chair in jail flies in the face of reason

November 22, 2017

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Responding to today’s decision by the Istanbul Court to continue the pre-trial detention of Amnesty International’s Turkey Chair, Taner Kılıç, John Dalhuisen said:

“Today in court lawyers for the defence and an independent expert witness demolished the prosecution’s arguments. All the evidence shows Taner is innocent but this evening he was nevertheless sent back to the overcrowded cell where he has spent more than five months.”

“The court’s decision to ignore this evidence and continue his detention flies in the face of reason. It is yet another opportunity missed to correct a gross injustice. We will continue to fight for his release and for the dropping of all charges against both him and the Istanbul 10.”

The next court hearing has been set for 31 January, 2018

The restrictions to Taner receiving visits from his lawyers have been lifted as have the travel bans on Özlem Dalkıran, Nejat Taştan and Veli Acu as conditions for their bail. Şeyhmus Özbekli’s reporting requirements have also been lifted.

Taner told the court that he has been held with 23 other people in an 8-person cell.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/11/turkey-court-decision-to-keep-amnesty-chair-in-jail-flies-in-the-face-of-reason/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/call-amnesty-turkey-head-release-trial-resumes-171122085828243.html

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/turkey/events/article/turkey-human-rights-trial-of-taner-kilic-turkish-head-of-amnesty-international

https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-court-rules-continuation-amnesty-heads-imprisonment

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-turkey-human-rights-trial-20171122-story.html

https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/trump-administration-must-press-turkish-prime-minister-to-drop-charges-against-taner-kilic-and-the-istanbul-10/

https://www.voanews.com/a/rights-group-calls-for-release-of-detained-chairman/4106836.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-rights/after-four-months-jail-turkeys-amnesty-director-says-trial-is-surreal-idUSKBN1D318X

Weekly Report: The Persecution On Turkish Lawyers (23-29 October)

The 20 Members of Konya Bar Association Including Former President Kayacan were sentenced range to 2 and 11 years imprisonment

https://turkeypurge.com/former-konya-bar-association-head-gets-10-years-in-prison-on-coup-charge

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/10/27/civil-society-trial-turkey

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/25/turkish-judge-bails-eight-amnesty-human-rights-activists

http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-activists-accused-of-aiding-terror-groups-on-trial-in-turkey-2017-10?IR=T

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/turkey-rights-activists-trial-terror-links-171025104149937.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/25/amnesty-turkish-chair-taner-kilic-on-trial-over-failed-coup

https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/eyes-of-the-world-on-turkey-as-show-trial-of-human-rights-activists-begins/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41753592

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/10/who-will-defend-the-defenders/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/turkey-rights-activists-trial-terror-links-171025104149937.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/25/amnesty-turkish-chair-taner-kilic-on-trial-over-failed-coup

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/10/24/turkey-rights-defenders-trial-doing-their-work

http://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/istanbul-files-indictment-against-40-feto-lawyers-2798084

Lawyer Engin Gokoglu was subjected torture in prison

https://stockholmcf.org/un-experts-call-for-dropping-of-terror-charges-against-leading-human-rights-defenders/

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/10/turkey-dismay-as-fantastical-allegations-accepted-by-court/

Report: The Persecution On Turkish Lawyers (10-19 October)

http://aa.com.tr/en/turkey/more-than-75-feto-suspects-arrested-across-turkey/976632

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/opinion/op-ed/261117/the-case-of-disappearing-human-rights.html

https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/dans-le-pretoire/dans-le-pretoire-10-novembre-2017 (FRANCAIS)

http://www.avocatparis.org/turquie-communique-de-lobservatoire-international-des-avocats-en-danger-oiad (FRANCAIS)

http://www.idhae.org/observatoire-fr-wews171019.htm (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.fr/liberte-d-expression/actualites/taner-kilic-maintenu-en-detention-le-deni-de-justice?utm_medium=reseaux-sociaux&utm_source=facebook (FRANCAIS)

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