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Turkey/AED: Free our 16 colleagues, members of ÇHD (Progressive Lawyers Association), arrested in Turkey:

 

September 12, 2017

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We have been informed that our 16 colleagues are currently under detention in Ankara, Istanbul and Diyarbakır. We are very worried about the situation of the lawyers Barkin Timtik, Engin Gökoglu and Ozgur Yılmaz. They may have been subject to torture.

The president of ÇHD Selçuk and Betül Kozağaçlı have not been arrested but we have been informed that their practice of lawyering has been limited and their phones and computers seized.

In the early morning of the 12th September a new police operation took place, which culminated with the arrest of 16 lawyers. These lawyers are members of the People’s Law Office and have represented the activists Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who are currently on hunger strike after being dismissed from their teaching positions. Their trial will take place on the 14th of September.

As we have been informed, with this last wave of crackdowns against lawyers, the number of lawyers under criminal prosecution in Turkey is now 1343. 524 of them have been arrested since the coup attempt in July 2016.

We urge the Turkish government to ensure that the 16 lawyers mentioned above are immediately released because we believe that they were taken into custody solely because of their professional activity as lawyers.

We demand to take all necessary measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of lawyers in Turkey as well as their ability to perform their professional duties without fear of reprisal, hindrance, intimidation or harassment.

http://www.aeud.org/2017/09/free-our-16-colleagues/

http://lesaf.org/liberez-nos-confreres-membres-du-chd-arretes-en-turquie/ (FRANCAIS)

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¿Sabes que en Turquía ya van mas de 1.300 abogadas represaliadas y más de 520 han sido detenidas? Y en total más de 100.000 personas han sido inhabilitadas, suspendidas o detenidas gracias al régimen de excepción instaurado por el Presidente Erdogan.

Así que este jueves 21 concentración ante la Embajada, a las 13:30, para pedir que paren estas persecuciones y se restaure el Estado de Derecho en Turquía.

Aquí el comunicado conjunto de Avocats Européens Démocrates a la que pertenecemos: http://ala.org.es/21-septiembre-concentracion-ante-la-embajada-de-turquia/

(Asociación Libre de Abogadas y Abogados Facebook)

Donderdag 1600 uur –jan evertstraat 15- den haag –turkse ambassade

Beste allen

Afgelopen weekend werd het voorstel om in zoveel mogelijk steden maandelijkse  estafette- demonstraties te houden voor de belaagde en vervolgde turkse collegas ,met veel enthousiasme aanvaard door de AED vergadering in Berlijn .

De VSAN –sociale advocatuur- heeft haar leden opgeroepen in grote getale deel te nemen (zie onder).

De stichting dag van de bedreigde advocaat werkt van harte mee  met dit goede initiatief

De turkse rechtsstaat lijkt steeds meer in sneltreinvaart te verdwijnen.

Duizenden mensen zijn in turkije vast gezet ,er komen steeds meer meldingen van marteling binnen .

Een jurist muatafa Erdogan genaamd is tengevolge van zijn detentie overleden door  het hem onthouden van voldoende medische zorg bij hartproblemen .

Weer 16 advocaten zijn zojuist gearresteerd waaronder Aytac Unsal met wie ik een vrienschapsband heb ;hij zette zich in voor eerder gevangen gezette collegas

en andere slachtoffers van de crackdown .

We hopen  dat zoveel mogelijk advocaten ,maar zeker ook andere beroepsgroepen en hun vak- organizaties ,dit korte termijn -initiatief willen ondersteunen en as donderdag  in den haag verschijnen .

Ook amnesty international is ingeseind –zoals u weet is de turkse amnesty-voorzitter ook onlangs gevangen gezet .

Journalisten /schrijvers /rechters /officieren van justitie/parlementsleden  die voor hun eveneens gearresteerde en vervolgde collegas willen opkomen worden verzocht zich bij dit project aan te sluiten .

Graag doen wij  een beroep op u om de as demonstratieve bijeenkomst in den haag om 1600 bij de wonen.

Hieronder vindt u de oproep voor de vsan leden ,maar zoals gezegd iedereen is node  welkom

Hartelijke groet

 

Hans Gaasbeek

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Beste vsan-leden

Zoals jullie waarschijnlijk weten is in de afgelopen dagen opnieuw een aanzienlijk aantal Turkse collega’s  gearresteerd. Zie het nieuwsbericht op de VSAN-website en bijgevoegd statement.

Op verzoek van de AED en de CHD (onze Turkse zusterorganisatie) roepen we jullie op om op donderdag 21 september om 16.15 uur voor de Turkse ambassade in toga te verschijnen voor een demonstratie.  Adres Turkse ambassade: Jan Evertstraat 15. Lees hier de routebeschrijving.

De tekst van de petitie kunnen jullie hier vinden.

Jullie aanwezigheid is van essentieel belang omdat onze collega’s in gevaar zijn.

We hopen op een mooie opkomst!

Bestuur AED

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Africa: DEFENDING AND PROTECTING LAWYERS UNDER ATTACK

April 21, 2017

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A Background Paper for the Pan African Lawyers Union Conference, Nairobi, October 12-15, 2016

Introduction

The authors of this paper are Gill H. Boehringer and Stuart Russell of the International Association of People’s Lawyers.  The IAPL was created in 2000 to gather lawyers involved in the legal support of collective struggles for people’s rights and in situations of gross rights violations.  The IAPL Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers was created in 2014 and maintains a very extensive blog documenting such attacks.

This paper is endorsed by:

the International Observatory for Lawyers in Danger (OIAD for its French acronym), was relaunched in 2015 by the Paris Bar, the French National Bar Association, as well as the Italian and Spanish National Bar Associations, and also aims to bring any kind of support a lawyer under threat may need.

Endangered Lawyers | Avvocati Minacciati was started in 2015, and later officially presented in 2016 to the Italian Criminal Lawyers Association (Unione Camere Penali Italiane or UCPI). It is coordinated by Italian lawyers Nicola Canestrini and Ezio Menzione.

Created in 2001, the European Bar Human Rights Institute (IDHAE) monitors human rights protection, the training of lawyers in international human rights law, interventions, regardless of the limitations of borders, in favour of freedom and the fundamental rights of lawyers, organizes the World Observatory for Defence Rights and attacks against lawyers, workshops, symposia and seminars related to publications on international human rights law.

Created in 2010, the purpose of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer Foundation is to “call attention on that day to threatened human rights lawyers with special attention to one designated country.”

Avocats Européens Démocrates/European Democratic Lawyers (AED/EDL), founded in 1987, is a professional confederation of lawyer unions and organizations.    On the international level it promotes the rights of defence and especially seeks to preserve the physical integrity, as well as the political and economic freedoms of lawyers.

Current situation

Today, in many countries of the world, it is dangerous to be a lawyer. This is especially true if the lawyer is attempting to protect the rights of the people against corporate or government interests or is uncovering corruption. Attacks on lawyers include both physical and non-physical interference with a lawyer’s capacity to perform his/her professional duty to the client or the court. Examples of the former could be assassination or extra judicial killing (EJKs), involuntary disappearance or wrongful detention, often accompanied by torture. Non-physical attacks are many and various e.g. threats, intimidation and harassment, unjustified professional disciplinary proceedings, illegal failure by the prosecution to make material evidence available to the lawyer, non-provision of legal aid, SLAPP suits such as libel actions. These examples are only the tip of the iceberg as we have been surprised at the extent to which lawyers are under attack and the innovative methods used to prevent lawyers from fulfilling their professional duties.

http://www.aeud.org/2017/04/defendingandprotectinglawyers/#.WPna28Q-D-o.facebook