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Three Turkish men’s ‘right to fair trial’ violated through unlawful coercion: Euro court

Three Turkish men’s ‘right to fair trial’ violated through unlawful coercion: Euro court

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Sept. 5 that three Turkish men’s right to a fair trial had been violated in 2003 and 2004, as the police unlawfully coerced them into confessing that they were “members of an illegal organization.”

Comment(s)9/5/2017

Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan unable to receive award due to passport seizure

Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan unable to receive award due to passport seizure

One of Turkey’s most prominent novelists, Aslı Erdoğan, will not be able to accept a peace prize in Germany because her passport, previously seized amid her trial on terror charges, has not yet been returned

Comment(s)8/31/2017

Evrensel journalist Kemal Özer detained in Tunceli

Evrensel journalist Kemal Özer detained in Tunceli

Kemal Özer, a journalist and nature photographer for daily Evrensel, was detained by police as part of an anti-terrorism probe in the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli late on Sept. 4, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Comment(s)9/5/2017

Turkish ex-judge shortlisted for human rights prize

Turkish ex-judge shortlisted for human rights prize

A former Turkish judge was shortlisted for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017, alongside two others from Austria and Hungary.

Comment(s)8/30/2017

CoE human rights commissioner intervenes in Turkish journalists’ cases at ECHR

CoE human rights commissioner intervenes in Turkish journalists’ cases at ECHR

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks has reportedly intervened in the cases against jailed Turkish journalists, to which the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has agreed to give priority and demanded Turkey’s defense.

Comment(s)9/3/2017

Jailed Turkish journalists may protest ‘single-type’ uniforms by undressing

Jailed Turkish journalists may protest ‘single-type’ uniforms by undressing

Imprisoned journalists in Turkey may protest against the government’s suggestion of a “single-type” uniform at court hearings for suspects facing terrorism charges by “undressing”

Comment(s)8/28/2017

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan upset about being unable to travel to Germany

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan upset about being unable to travel to Germany

Aslı Erdoğan, a prominent Turkish novelist, has said she is upset about being unable to travel to Germany to receive a peace prize since her passport, which was previously seized amid her trial on terror charges, has not yet been returned.

Comment(s)9/1/2017

Reduced sentence for man who caused wife’s death stirs reaction

Reduced sentence for man who caused wife’s death stirs reaction

The reduction of the sentence for a man, Mehmet Çelik, who caused his wife Hatice Çelik, to fall to her death from the balcony of their home after chasing her with a knife, stirred a reaction among the woman’s family as well as her colleagues.

Comment(s)8/27/2017

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