Turkey: New Report: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey

September 1, 2019

As 2019 Judicial Year starts on 1st of September tomorrow in Turkey. The Arrested Lawyers Initiative published a new report named Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey.

According to report, since 2016’s coup attempt, there has been a relentless campaign of arrests which has targeted fellow lawyers across the country. In 77 of Turkey’s 81 provinces, lawyers have been detained, prosecuted and convicted due to alleged terror-linked offenses. As of 1 September 2019, more than 1500 lawyers have been prosecuted and 599 lawyers arrested. So far, 321 lawyers have been sentenced to 2022 years in prison on the grounds of membership of an armed terrorism organization or of spreading terrorist propaganda.

New Report: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey

https://ahvalnews.com/arrested-lawyers/turkey-has-sentenced-321-lawyers-2000-years-jail-2016-report

Turkey has prosecuted some 1,500 lawyers, arrested 599 since failed coup: report

https://www.dailysabah.com/investigations/2019/09/02/turkish-courts-back-to-work-with-backlog-of-coup-trials

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/18/un-urged-to-act-over-purge-of-turkeys-lawyers-by-erdogan

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/04/10/turkey-mass-prosecution-lawyers

https://ahvalnews.com/turkish-judiciary/turkeys-erdogan-hosts-ceremony-launch-judicial-year-lawyers-boycott

https://www.hrw.org/fr/news/2019/04/10/turquie-poursuites-judiciaires-massives-contre-des-avocats (FRANCAIS)

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