Turkey: Report: The Persecution On Turkish Lawyers (1-25 January 2018)

January 25, 2018

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January, 11 | ISTANBUL | 17 WOMEN LAWYERS WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

The Istanbul Prosecutorial Office issued a detention warrant for 17 women lawyers on 11 January 2018. The omen lawyers who allegedly have affiliation with the Gulen Movement were targeted because of enrolling the exam for judgeship and prosecution.

January, 15 | MALATYA | THE MALATYA COURT SENTENCED LAWYER M.A.C TO 6 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS IN PRISON

Lawyer M.A.C who is member of Malatya Bar Association, was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison because of (allegedly) using i-message application named ByLock.

ByLock, an encrypted online messaging application, has emerged as the Turkish government’s favourite tool throughout mass arrest campaign which targeted critics of its policies. AKP officials claim that BYLOCK has exclusively been used by the members of the Gülen Movement as a secret communication tool. The government claims that anybody who might have downloaded it is in fact a “terrorist.”

Report: The Persecution On Turkish Lawyers (1-25 January 2018)

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