Daily Archives: 09/05/2018

Turkey: Istanbul lawyer detained due to social media postings

May 9, 2018

Istanbul lawyer detained due to social media postings

Istanbul-based lawyer Sibel Sevinç Deveci has been detained due to her postings, deemed to be making propaganda on behalf of the Gulen group.

Deveci was detained at his home as part of an investigation in Istanbul on Tuesday.

Her detention came three days after he tweeted: “As a judicial member I know that they will try to pretend like they did not supported the AKP. It will happen very soon. Do not forget.” These postings has drawn harsh reaction from pro-government social media accounts since then.

Deveci is accused of making propaganda for the Gulen movement, which the Turkish government blames for the July 15, 2016 failed coup. The group denies involvement in the failed attempt.

Hurriyet newspaper said Deveci also posted, at the night of the coup, the following tweets: “We have nothing to do on streets. The soldiers belong to us”, “Nothing bad comes from whatever our soldiers do”, “They are trying to Turkish soldiers against our soldiers”, ”They are calling on everybody including the President, Interior Minister and AKP provincial heads to get to the streets”, “ Do not dare.”

http://turkeypurge.com/istanbul-lawyer-detained-due-to-social-media-postings

https://stockholmcf.org/un-turkey-must-lift-state-of-emergency-for-credible-elections-to-take-place/

https://stockholmcf.org/prosecutor-quits-job-to-enter-politics-slamming-nazi-esque-turkish-judiciary/

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turkiye/970765/Avukat_Sibel_Sevinc_Deveci_FETO_sorusturmasinda_gozaltina_alindi.html (TURKCE)

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/avukat-sibel-sevinc-deveci-sosyal-medya-paylas-40829491 (TURKCE)

https://www.sabah.com.tr/gundem/2018/05/08/sibel-sevinc-develi-gozaltina-alindi (TURKCE)

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/sibel-sevinc-deveci-feto-den-gundem-2664121/ (TURKCE)

Turkey/France: Des avocats mayennais et rennais en Turquie pour soutenir leurs confrères menacés par le pouvoir

le 9 mai, 2018

Des avocats turcs menacés par le pouvoir (Illustration)

L’avocate mayennaise, Anne-Sophie Gouedo, et le bâtonnier de Rennes, Serge Nonorgue, font partie d’une délégation d’une douzaine d’avocats européens.

Il n’y a plus rien de démocratique en Turquie”, le bâtonnier de Laval

Là-bas, cette délégation va rencontrer le bâtonnier d’Istanbul, le Consul de France et surtout assister au procès de 46 avocats, tous accusés de terrorisme. Le pouvoir du président Erdogan les pourchasse depuis plusieurs années car ils ont accepté de défendre l’opposition kurde.

Presse aux ordres, opposants politiques jetés en prison, justice bâillonnée, la Turquie dérive vers la dictature estime Eric Cesbron, le patron du barreau de Laval : “il n’y a plus rien de démocratique en Turquie depuis le coup d’Etat raté de juillet 2016. Erdogan a dans ses mains tous les leviers de l’Etat. Et vous aurez constaté que, depuis plusieurs mois, plus aucun pays européen ne demande de réactiver le processus d’entrée de ce pays dans l’Union Européenne”.

Quand la liberté de la défense est menacée, on doit être présent”, le bâtonnier de Rennes

Pour le bâtonnier de Rennes, Serge Nonorgue, joint par France Bleu Armorique : “c’est très important qu’ils soient soutenus, c’est ce qu’ils nous disent à chaque fois. L’avocat véhicule des valeurs universelles qui consistent à affirmer que chacun a droit à un procès équitable. Quand la liberté de la défense est menacée dans le monde, les avocats doivent être présents, c’est ça le message”.

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-divers-justice/une-avocate-mayennaise-en-turquie-pour-soutenir-ses-confreres-menaces-par-le-pouvoir-1525769039

http://www.lecourrierdelamayenne.fr/actualite-26151-deux-avocats-lavallois-soutiennent-leurs-confreres-kurdes.html

https://www.turquieplus.fr/justice/des-avocats-mayennais-et-rennais-en-turquie-pour-soutenir-leurs-confreres-menaces-par-le-pouvoir-4680

https://www.defensesansfrontiere.org/en-turquie.html

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Les avocats européens à Istanbul au soutien de leurs confrères .🇧🇪🇮🇹🇫🇷🇵🇹🇨🇭🇩🇪 (Facebook, 11/5/18)

Kenya/Canada: No drama; KNCHR writes to Kihalangwa, wants facilitation of Miguna’s smooth return

May 8, 2018

GSU Officers stand guard at the entrance of JKIA's Terminal 2 where NRM Leader Miguna Miguna was being held before he was deported. /FILE

The National Commission on Human Rights has written to the Immigration PS Gordon Kihalangwa asking him to facilitate smooth re-entry of lawyer Miguna Miguna to Kenya upon his return from Canada in line with court orders.

The self-styled NRMKe General said he will return to Kenya on May 16.

In a letter dated May 5, KNCHR chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori asked Kihalangwa to comply with the court directive and facilitate Miguna’s entry to Kenya.

This includes issuing him with a valid Kenyan passport, purchasing a flight ticket for him and facilitate the commission’s entry to the Custom’s clearance area at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport.

Read: I’ll be back on May 16, Miguna says

“We will highly appreciate your feedback by Thursday, May 10. We look forward to your cooperation and support in this regard,” Mbogori said.

Miguna’s re-entry into the country since he was first deported to Canada on February 6 has never been without drama.

The government insists the lawyer who holds both Kenyan and Canadian citizenship is not a Kenyan citizen since he renounced it once he became a Canadian citizen.

Miguna denies ever renouncing his Kenyan citizenship.

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/05/08/no-drama-knchr-writes-to-kihalangwa-wants-facilitation-of-migunas_c1755806

https://www.tuko.co.ke/273222-immigration-department-facilitate-migunas-return-court-orders.html

https://www.tuko.co.ke/273222-immigration-department-facilitate-migunas-return-court-orders.html

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/05/08/nrmke-leader-miguna-to-return-to-kenya-next-week_c1755090

https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/miguna-announces-date-second-return/

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2018/05/knchr-seeks-passport-for-migunas-may-16-return/

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Buy-Miguna-Miguna-air-ticket-KNCHR-asks-State/1056-4552238-m73jmvz/index.html

http://www.africanews.com/2018/05/09/defiant-miguna-miguna-set-to-return-to-kenya-odinga-insists-on-referendum/

http://www.kbc.co.ke/knchr-wants-migunas-safe-return-facilitated/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguna_Miguna