Daily Archives: 18/12/2018

Turkey: Turkish lawyer facing 143 lawsuits vows to never leave the country

December 18, 2018

Eren Keskin

Prominent Turkish human rights lawyer and activist Eren Keskin, who has 143 legal cases filed against her and is awaiting an appeal against a 12 and-a-half-year prison sentence, told left-wing news site Gazete Duvar that she had no intention of fleeing the country and would continue her struggle from behind bars.

Keskin, who served as the editor-in-chief for pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem newspaper from 2013 to 2016, has received fines of 14,500 euros in six of the cases on various charges, including publishing articles deemed to have been degrading to the Turkish nation and insulting to the Turkish president.

Keskin has found guilty in 69 of those cases, but the cases remain under review before the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court. Unless the verdicts are reversed, Keskin faces sentences of up to 12 and-a-half years and fines of approximately 93,000 euros. There are still 47 cases against Keskin awaiting verdicts.

“In actuality they want all of us to leave. If we don’t leave they will be forced to change the law. If my sentence is upheld I’m going to continue my struggle. This is my way of life,’’ the 59-year-old lawyer told Gazete Duvar.




https://www.gazeteduvar.com.tr/gundem/2018/12/18/eren-keskin-cesur-ve-guzel/?fbclid=IwAR1G0op2XBUE4CrZesKvZl6BPAsERslGF3W9pD5R9mrYxP0zJlCblhYUqiA (TURKCE)

https://ahvalnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/ahvalnews.com/tr/node/33877?amp (TURKCE)

http://www.haberdar.com/gundem/eren-keskin-hakkinda-acilan-143-dava-var-asla-yurtdisina-gitmeyecegim-h115073.html (TURKCE)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eren_Keskin (FRANCAIS)


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Germany/Turkey: Five German police suspended over neo-Nazi threat to lawyer

December 17, 2018

German-Turkish lawyer was sent fax telling her to leave or risk her daughter being killed

Police station in Frankfurt

German prosecutors are investigating a suspected neo-Nazi cell within the Frankfurt police force that is thought to have sent a German-Turkish lawyer a message threatening to kill her two-year-old daughter.

Five police officers – four men and a woman – have been suspended on suspicion of exchanging far-right and racist messages in a chat group and sending the note to the lawyer, Seda Basay-Yildiz, this summer.

The anonymous message, which arrived by fax at Basay-Yildiz’s law firm in August, told her to leave Germany or risk the “slaughter” of her daughter. The note included the lawyer’s home address and was signed “NSU 2.0”, apparently a reference to the National Socialist Underground terror cell responsible for the murder of 10 people – nine of them from immigrant backgrounds – in Germany between 2000 and 2007.

Basay-Yildiz represented one of the victim’s families in the five-year trial of the sole surviving NSU member, Beate Zschäpe, who in July this year received a life sentence.

Basay-Yildiz has previously defended suspected Islamists, and she told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) paper she was used to receiving threats. However, the fax was the first to include her home address and to threaten her child.

A police internal investigation found that an officer’s computer at a station in Frankfurt had accessed a confidential database to obtain Basay-Yildiz’s address shortly before the fax was sent. Phones belonging to police officers on duty at the time were confiscated, revealing that a number of them had been exchanging far-right and racist messages in a chat group.

The officers have now been suspended pending the results of an investigation by Hesse’s state criminal office.








http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/frankfurt-drohbrief-gegen-seda-basay-yildiz-kompromisslos-fuer-den-rechtsstaat-a-1244132.html (DEUTSCH)

https://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2018-12/rechtsextremismus-frankfurter-polizei-verdacht-ermittlungen (DEUTSCH)

http://www.fr.de/frankfurt/seda-basay-yildiz-kampf-dem-staatlichen-rassismus-a-1640158 (DEUTSCH)

http://www.tekk.tv/deutschland/rechtsextreme-polizisten-bedrohen-tuerkische-nsu-anwaeltin/ (DEUTSCH)

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/avrupa/alman-polisinde-tehlike-canlari-41055475 (TURKCE)

https://www.sabah.com.tr/avrupa/2018/12/18/neo-nazi-polisler-turkleri-tehdit-ediyor (TURKCE)

https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/181218/une-cellule-d-extreme-droite-au-sein-de-la-police-francfort/commentaires (FRANCAIS)

https://www.letemps.ch/une-cellule-dextreme-droite-sein-police-francfort (FRANCAIS)

https://www.lavanguardia.com/internacional/20181217/453609945025/suspendidos-policias-alemanes-amenaza-neonazi-abogada.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/mondo/2018-12-18/la-germania-e-piaga-neonazismo-polizia-all-europarlamento-170525.shtml?uuid=AE4BHp1G&refresh_ce=1 (ITALIANO)

https://myprivacy.persgroep.net/?siteKey=6OfBU0sZ5RFXpOOK&callbackUrl=https://www.demorgen.be/privacy-wall/accept?redirectUri=/buitenland/mogelijk-link-tussen-extreemrechtse-terreur-en-duitse-politie-baa59bc8/ (VLAAMS)

https://www.terra.com.br/noticias/alemanha-investiga-rede-extremista-na-policia-de-frankfurt,dc039c43e1330615babea7a56faa7ec1qvnrlvf4.html (PORTUGUES)

Haiti: Les avocats toujours en grève

le 17 décembre, 2018

La grève des avocats se poursuit au palais de Justice de Port-au-Prince en dépit de la démission du commissaire du gouvernement, Maitre Clamé Daméus, tant réclamée par les grévistes. Le bâtonnier a i, Me Paul Rachel Cadet, dit attendre l’installation du nouveau chef du parquet avant de convoquer une assemblée générale extraordinaire afin de décider de la levée ou non de la grève.

Maitre Cadet rappelle que le départ de Maitre Daméus n’était pas la seule revendication des grévistes qui exigent également l’arrestation des policiers et de l’ex-directeur départemental de l’Ouest de la PNH, Berson Soljour, accusés d’avoir brutalisé des avocats en Octobre dernier.