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16 September 2019

Can Tombul released from pre-trial detention

Turkey

On 12 September 2019 lawyer Can Tombul was released after 1 year and 1,5 month of pre-trial detention. Mr Tombul is a lawyer at the Law Bureau of the Oppressed (EHB). Together with his colleagues mr Tombul represents victims and

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16 September 2019

Veysel Ok given a 5-months suspended sentence

Turkey

On 12 September 2019 lawyer Veysel Ok, co-founder of the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and one of the lawyers shortlisted for the 2019 L4L-award, was given a 5-months suspended sentence by the Istanbul 2nd Penal Court for insulting

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12 July 2019

L4L observed hearing in the CHD-1 trial

Turkey

On 10 July 2019 representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), together with lawyers from France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland, observed a hearing in the so-called CHD-1 case. In this case L4L-award laureate Selçuk Kozağaçlı is one of the

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23 April 2019

L4L and FTW monitor trial of lawyer Can Tombul

Turkey

On 18 April, representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers and Fair Trial Watch attended the third hearing in the case of lawyer Can Tombul in Istanbul. Nardy Desloover, ex-president of the Rotterdam Bar Association, who represented the Dutch Bar Associations, attended

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4 April 2019

Özlem, Sezin, Gülhan

In November 2018, Anne Vegter, the former Dutch national poet, and photographer Bianca Sistermans traveled to Istanbul at the invitation of Lawyers for Lawyers, to join a trial monitoring mission. Anne Vegter wrote a poem in support of three persecuted

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22 July 2018

L4L and FTW in Istanbul for hearing Ezilenlerin Hukuk Bürosu

Turkey

Pre-trial detention of lawyers extended On 16 and 17 July 2018, 23 people accused of being a member of a terrorist organization and of terrorist propaganda stood trial in Istanbul. Four of them are lawyers of the Ezilenlerin Hukuk Bürosu

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17 May 2018

L4L and FTW visit law firms

Turkey

On 10 May 2018, three hearings were held in Istanbul in cases against lawyers that are suspected of terrorism-related crimes: the KCK-case, the ŐHD-case, and a new case (Cizre-protest). Representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers and Fair Trial Watch observed two

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15 May 2018

L4L and FTW in Istanbul for hearings

Turkey

On 10 May 2018, three hearings were held in Istanbul in cases against lawyers that are suspected of terrorism-related crimes: the KCK-case, the ŐHD-case, and a new case (Cizre-protest). Representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and Fair Trial Watch observed

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11 May 2018

Journalist’s lawyer Veysel Ok prosecuted

Turkey

On 9 May 2018, renowned media lawyer Veysel Ok appeared before the 37th Criminal Court of First Instance in Istanbul for allegedly openly insulting the Turkish justice system in a newspaper interview. The reporter who conducted the interview, Cihan Acar,

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26 April 2018

Yu Wensheng arrested

China

On 19 April 2018 Yu Wensheng was arrested on charges of ”inciting subversion of state power’’ and ”obstructing public service’’. He had been kept in incommunicado detention since his arrest on 19 January 2018. This was reported on the website

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4 August 2017

Ongoing judicial harassment of Sirikan Charoensiri

Thailand

L4L continues to support Thai human rights lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri in her struggle against judicial harassment by the Thai authorities, resulting from the legal aid she provided to 14 student activists on 26 June 2015. On 2 August 2017, a

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10 July 2017

Lawyers for Lawyers observed hearing in KCK-trial

Turkey

On 6 July 2017, there was another hearing in Istanbul in the long-running case against 46 lawyers accused of being involved in terrorism. Lawyers for Lawyers has observed all the hearings since the beginning of the trial in 2012. The hearing

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