“Statement by Osman Kavala who is imprisoned for 1.000 days” and a judiciary roundup…

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United States Department of State – Jul 27

As of this week, Turkish philanthropist and civil society leader Osman Kavala has spent 1,000 days in detention without being convicted of any crime. The United States underscores the importance of respecting international obligations and

Philanthropist businessperson from Turkey, who has been in prison for 1.000 days despite being acquitted in court, has published a statement.

When I was arrested on two charges a thousand days ago and as I kept waiting for the indictment to be issued for the ensuing 16 months, all that happened to me – I thought – would expose and make visible the problems in detention practices, and would be corrected after the State of Emergency. But now I understand that unlawful practices in politically motivated cases are not considered as a…

Bärbel Kofler from Germany’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a statement on the 1,000th day of businessperson and rights defender Kavala’s arrest: “I look with increasing concern at the status of the rule of law and fundamental freedoms in Turkey.”
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have released statements regarding the social media bill passed by the Parliament’s Justice Commission, raising concerns that the amendments in question will increase censorship.
101 people from different segments of society, backgrounds and politics have made a joint call: “Young people, hear our voice. The promise of a bright future is in your hands. And, we, the grey-haired elders, would like to see its light in our life-time.”
In a social media post, the mother of Nadira Kadirova, a domestic worker who suspiciously died at the house of ruling AKP MP Şirin Ünal, has said, “Şirin Ünal, you don’t have the right to live in this world, either. You killed my daughter.”
Ferhat Tepe, a reporter for Özgür Gündem newspaper, was abducted in the eastern province of Bitlis on July 28, 1993. He was found dead in Elazığ, another eastern province, on August 4. We remember Tepe on the 27th anniversary of his death.
Lawyer Rezan Epözdemir has appealed to the prosecutor’s office, requesting that the investigation into Pınar Gültekin’s murder be extended. “We think that this brutal murder was committed with premeditation,” the lawyer has noted.
Al Arabiya English – Emily Judd – Jul 26

Turkey is sending Uighur refugees back home to China, where they face imprisonment and persecution, through third countries like Tajikistan, the Telegraph revealed on Sunday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “is helping China

The Financial Times – Laura Pitel in Ankara and Hannah Murphy in San Francisco – Jul 23, 3:22 AM

Turkey is headed for a showdown with Twitter, YouTube and Facebook after pushing ahead with a proposal to block social media sites if they refuse to comply with stringent new conditions. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned this month that he

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