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Seventeen executives and journalists from daily Cumhuriyet, including the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık, Kadri Gürsel and cartoonist Musa Kart, went for the first time on trial on July 24 with terror-related accusations in the 27th Heavy Penal Court in Istanbul
The start of the trial against journalists and board members of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet highlights the urgent need to protect journalism and improve media freedom in Turkey, Harlem Désir, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media stated.
A Turkish court on July 18 ruled for the arrest of six human rights activists including Amnesty International’s Turkey director for aiding a terror group
An Istanbul court on July 21 issued a detention warrant for four human rights activists who had previously been released on probation after having been accused of aiding a terror group.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on July 18 that a Turkish court granting the National Intelligence of Turkey (MİT) permission to intercept all domestic and international communications between April 8 and May 30, 2005 constituted a violation of privacy in breach of the law.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmakers have penned a letter to the newly-appointed Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül, urging him to take action about the deteriorating health conditions of two educators who have been on hunger strike for 135 days.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has dropped a total of 12,600 applications from Turkey that were filed regarding the state of emergency decrees, the Turkish Justice Ministry said on July 14.
Germany will support the arrested journalist Deniz Yücel’s case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), demanding that Yücel be released
The detention of 10 human rights defenders on July 5 in Turkey is a general message of intimidation given by the government to human rights organizations, Amnesty International’s Turkey researcher Andrew Gardner told Deutsche Welle (DW) Turkish in an interview on July 13.