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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has once again called on the country’s Constitutional Court to release its jailed lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu.
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.”
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
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.
A former Turkish judge was shortlisted for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017, alongside two others from Austria and Hungary.
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.
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”
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.
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.