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Women's association close to Erdoğan's family supports İstanbul Convention while saying LGBTI+s are a threat to family - english

Bianet - 2020-08-03 16:26

300 new Covid-19 infections detected in Amed every day

ANF - 2020-07-30 12:58
According to the Amed Medical Association, an average of 300 new infections with the coronavirus are detected daily in the province. There are over 600 COVID-19 patients in the city's hospitals, 100 of whom are undergoing intensive care. ...

IHD says prisoners are at risk of torture and harassment

ANF - 2020-07-28 08:30
The Human Rights Association (IHD) Ankara Branch compiled a report on the three-month violations of rights in the Central Anatolian prisons. ...

Milton Friedman’s responses in 1973 and 1998 to the creation of the ‘Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession’

AEI - 2020-07-25 00:03
In 1971, the American Economic Association (AEA) created the “Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP)” as a standing committee charged with “promoting the careers and monitoring the progress of women economists in academia, go ...

NYC Bar Association Condemns Turkish Govt for Retaliation vs. Lawyers, Judges | archive , usa , politics | The National Herald

Thenationalherald - 2020-07-24 17:43

ECtHR convicts Turkey over the closure of TAYAD

ANF - 2020-07-21 19:57
The dissolution of the association for mutual aid and solidarity with the families of prisoners and convicts in Adana breached the Convention, the Court ruled. ...

Kurdistan Support Association sends medical aid to NE Syria

ANF - 2020-07-21 18:03
The Kurdish Red Crescent received a quantity of medicines and medical aid provided by the "Kurdistan Support Association" operating in Russia, which was sent to northern and eastern Syria. ...

Paramilitary group carries out massacre in Colombia: 8 dead

ANF - 2020-07-20 09:02
Colombia's Peasant Association of Catatumbo (ASCAMCAT) denounced the murder of at least eight of its members by the narco-paramilitary group "Los Rastrojos". ...

Hydroelectric power plants destroy Kurdistan’s environment

ANF - 2020-07-17 21:12
The chairman of the environmental association Çev-Der in the province of Van, Ali Kalçık, describes the dramatic consequences of the construction of hydroelectric power plants for the ecology in the region. ...

The Human Rights Association celebrates its 34th anniversary

ANF - 2020-07-17 14:54
The Human Rights Association (IHD) celebrates the 34th year of its foundation. ...

Indigenous communities in Peruvian Amazon hit by Covid-19

ANF - 2020-07-15 12:38
Peru’s Interethnic Association for the Development of the Forest (Aidesep) Monday confirmed five COVID-19 positive cases among the Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon. ...

IHD Çevirmen says violation of rights in prisons increased

ANF - 2020-07-15 09:23
Nuray Çevirmen, a member of the Human Rights Association (IHD) council, drew attention to the violations of rights in prisons. ...

Turkey’s Human Rights Association condemns PKK’s ‘punishment’ of civilians - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-07-13 23:11

Rosa Association activist Gültekin released from custody

ANF - 2020-07-13 20:49
Activist Fatma Gültekin, arrested in May in Amed in the course of the investigation against Rosa women's association, has been released from prison. The trial against her, in which she faces up to 15 years imprisonment, is still pending. ...

Opposition lawmakers, lawyers stand against bar association bill | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-07-11 17:22

Women will continue to speak out!

ANF - 2020-07-11 11:11
Violence and repression against women in Kurdistan and Turkey continues to increase. Rosa Women's Association, which carries out women's studies in North Kurdistan, is also an institution that is subject to these pressures. ...

Turkish lawyers protest as parliament debates bar association bill

Al Monitor - 2020-07-09 21:47

Istanbul lawyers protest the draft law on bar associations

ANF - 2020-07-08 15:26
In Istanbul, lawyers have protested against the bill set to change the rules of the bar association. With the new law, the Turkish government wants to bring the entire judicial system into line. ...

The American semiconductor industry and its global competition: Highlights from my conversation with John Neuffer

AEI - 2020-07-07 00:04
On the latest episode of "Explain to Shane," Shane speaks with John Neuffer, president and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association, about this crucial industry. They discuss the outsized importance of this tiny piece of hardware, the state of the in ...

Prisoners in Van disclose their demands

ANF - 2020-07-05 11:12
The prisoners in Van F-type High Security Prison sent a letter to the Human Rights Association (IHD) Van Branch to expose the violations they are subjected to and set their demands. ...

Chairs of bars continue their action in front of Parliament

ANF - 2020-07-05 10:12
Cavit Dursun, chair of the Kayseri Bar Association, said that they made a historical call and added: “The President of the Assembly Justice Committee and the President of the Assembly should come and listen to us.” ...

Conditions of prisoners Güler and Bülbül worsening

ANF - 2020-07-05 08:37
The Human Rights Association and Freedom for Ill Prisoners Initiative held press conferences to in Izmiri and Ankara to demand the release of ill detainees. ...

Women of Human Rights Association: We stand with Rojbin - english

Bianet - 2020-06-30 16:42

Roboski Initiative: 444 weeks without justice

ANF - 2020-06-28 13:33
The Justice Initiative for Roboski made a statement at the Ankara Branch of the Human Rights Association (IHD), 102 months after the Roboski Massacre, in which 34 civilians, 19 of whom children, were killed by Turkish warplanes. ...

The PKK: Criminalizing Resistance, Resisting Criminalization

ANF - 2020-06-28 11:46
Jan Fermon is the Secretary General of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. He has been defending Kurdish and progressive Turkish activists and organizations against both repression in Turkey and against criminalization in Europe. ...

IHD publishes 10-year report on rights violations in Amed

ANF - 2020-06-24 08:39
The Human Rights Association (IHD) Amed Branch Committee on Combating Torture and Ill-Treatment published the 2010-2019 Report on Torture and Ill-Treatment to the public in the association building. ...

690 allegations of torture reported to Human Rights Association Diyarbakır branch - english

Bianet - 2020-06-23 18:54

Police attack the protest march of lawyers in Ankara

ANF - 2020-06-22 22:54
The march of the bar associations, which was stopped outside Ankara, was later attacked by the police. The co-chairwoman of the lawyers' association ÖHD was pushed to the ground and then kicked. ...

IHD warns about worsening of conditions in the country's jails

ANF - 2020-06-20 11:03
The Human Rights Association warns about the heavy situation of rights violation in Turkish prisons. ...

Intruders break into house of Turkey’s Human Rights Association co-chair - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-06-18 22:49

Letter of solidarity to Gülcihan Simsek from Basel Canton

ANF - 2020-06-18 10:35
The co-chairs of the Basel-Van Twin Cities Association, in Switzerland, wrote a letter after learning of the arrest of former co-mayor of Bostanici Gülcihan Simsek. ...

46 organisations demands freedom for Kurdish journalist Türfent

ANF - 2020-06-16 15:07
The International Press Institute (IPI), PEN International, Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and 43 other organisations marked the 1,500th day of Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent’s imprisonment calling for his immediate and unconditional release. ...

IHD condemns the attacks on the HDP-run March for Democracy

ANF - 2020-06-16 14:03
The Human Rights Association (IHD) issued a written statement on the attack on the March for Democracy launched by the HDP from Edirne and Hakkari on 15 June. ...

Turkey: Four HDP activists detained for "pandemic aid”

ANF - 2020-06-12 19:29
In Adana, four HDP activists, including the co-chair of the Ceyhan district association, have been detained on terror charges. They are accused of having passed on aid packages in the Coronavirus crisis to “guerrilla fighters”. ...

Dicle Fırat Journalists Association pays tribute to Hafız Akdemir

ANF - 2020-06-08 14:25
Akdemir received threatening phone calls at work and at home in response to articles he had written about the Islamic organization Hezbollah and Turkish counter-guerrillas. ...

Coronavirus cases increase in Amed

ANF - 2020-06-07 10:46
In Amed more than 1,500 people are infected with the coronavirus. The medical association warns of a further escalation and the suspension of preventive measures in the course of "normalization" in Turkey. ...

IHD demands justice for Aksoy and Cingöz missing since 1995

ANF - 2020-06-06 20:30
The Human Rights Association (IHD) Izmir Branch used to meet every week in front of Sümerbank to demand justice and the truth for the disappeared while in state forces custody. ...

IHD says ill prisoner Polat not given his medicines

ANF - 2020-06-06 17:33
Members of the Human Rights Association (IHD) Istanbul Branch Prison Commission carried out their 'F' weekly action to draw attention to the condition of ill prisoners through social media accounts. ...

IHD demands justice and truth for Nihat Aydoğan missing since '94

ANF - 2020-06-06 14:52
The Human Rights Association (IHD) Amed Branch and relatives of the disappeared carried out their action 591 via social media, due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Associations issue report on graveyards desecrated in Erçis

ANF - 2020-06-06 08:27
The Van Bar Association Human Rights Commission, the Lawyers Association for Freedom (ÖHD) and the Human Rights Association (IHD) released their report on the attack on the attacks on graveyards in Erciş. ...

Lawyer Mızrak: 250 graves were destroyed in Lice alone

ANF - 2020-06-03 13:32
The lawyers’ association ÖHD has published a report on the destruction of graves by security forces in the Lice region. According to the report, 250 graves in a cemetery in the Northern Kurdish district of Lice alone were destroyed by security forces. ...

Lawyer Mızrak: 250 graves were demolished in Lice alone

ANF - 2020-06-03 13:24
The lawyers’ association ÖHD has published a report on the destruction of graves by security forces in the Lice region. According to the report, 250 graves in a cemetery in the Northern Kurdish district of Lice alone were demolished by security forces. ...

Rosa Women's Association members hold press conference

ANF - 2020-06-01 13:40
Rosa Women's Association made a new press conference about the operation targeting them on 22 May and leading to the detention of many of its members. ...

Activists in Mardin protest detention of women defending rights

ANF - 2020-05-29 14:40
The Mardin Labor and Democracy Platform made a statement regarding the increasing violence against women and the arrest of politicians, including Rosa Women's Association members. ...

IHD president labels security forces violence as "systemic"

ANF - 2020-05-29 13:47
The expansion of the powers of the police and "neighbourhood guards" has led to an increasing number of attacks on the population in recent weeks, said the Human Rights Association (IHD). ...

Kobane documentary to help Heyva Sor Italy

ANF - 2020-05-29 09:00
Before that the coronavirus pandemic stopped the activities planned by Heyva Sor Italy, the association had begun screening the documentary On the road to Kobane by Enrico del Gamba. ...

IHD exposes violation of rights in Van prisons

ANF - 2020-05-28 09:16
The Human Rights Association Van Branch released a report after a visit to prisons in the city. ...

JXK visits "Coloured Rain" in Mainz

ANF - 2020-05-27 17:28
Members of the Kurdish student association JXK visited the activists of "Coloured Rain" in Mainz and exchanged views with them about the situation of refugees in Europe and Kurdistan. ...

Kongra Star expresses solidarity with Rosa Women's Association

ANF - 2020-05-27 09:28
Kongra Star expressed solidarity with Rosa Women's Association. ...

Message from women politicians jailed in Amed

ANF - 2020-05-26 08:31
Rosa Women’s Association shared the message of nine of its members who were arrested in Amed (Diyarbakır) last week. ...

Rosa women's association vows to continue its fight

ANF - 2020-05-25 17:00
After the raid on the Rosa women's association and the arrest of several members, the institution announces that it will continue its fight against violence against women. An international hashtag campaign will take place on Thursday. ...

Three-year-old kid of jailed woman activist sent to prison

ANF - 2020-05-24 13:24
Three-and-a-half-year-old Dilgeş Aslan is going to prison today. His mother, Gönül Aslan, is one of the persons arrested in Amed in the course of the investigation against Rosa women's association. ...

71 women groups express solidarity with Rosa Women's Association

ANF - 2020-05-23 18:14
Activists of 71 women's organizations condemned latest police operation targeting women in a joint written statement. ...

IHD demands justice and truth for disappeared people

ANF - 2020-05-23 17:10
The Human Rights Association in Izmir and Amed demanded justice and the truth for the disappeared people. ...

IHD calls for release of Cemil Erdem, suffering from cancer

ANF - 2020-05-23 15:31
The weekly F virtual sit-in organised by the Human Rights Association (IHD) was dedicated today to 70-year-old seriously ill prisoner Cemil Erdem, who is suffering from cancer. ...

IHD Izmir says ill prisoner Sinan Gül must be released

ANF - 2020-05-23 14:13
The Human Rights Association (İHD) Izmir Branch Prison Commission carried out online the weekly action normally held in front of Sümerbank with the slogan of “Freedom to sick prisoners”. ...

ÖHD demands investigation on remains buried on sidewalk in Kilyos

ANF - 2020-05-23 09:40
In a report about the remains found under the pavement in Kilyos graveyard, the Lawyers for Freedom Association (ÖHD), demanded them to be handed over to the families, and requested that an investigation be open about the illegal burying. ...

IHD says the government is responsible for death of Kaya

ANF - 2020-05-23 09:40
The Human Rights Association (IHD) Central Prisons Commission issued a written statement about ill prisoner Sabri Kaya who died on the day of his release. ...

Police raids Rosa Women's Association

ANF - 2020-05-22 11:03
"We will not bow to the politics of oppression and destruction of the sovereign system, and we will continue our struggle stronger than ever," said the women's association after the police operation. ...

AKP targets women, many detained following new police operation

ANF - 2020-05-22 08:56
Many women, including executives of TJA and Rosa Women's Association, have been taken into custody this morning in Amed. ...

Lawyers carry out investigation on 18 mass grave in Kilyos

ANF - 2020-05-21 08:41
Lawyers members of the Lawyers for Freedom Association (ÖHD) carried out an investigation on 18 mass graves that the Turkish state created by digging the pavement in Kilyos graveyard. ...

IHD: Prisoners are fighting for life in prison

ANF - 2020-05-14 11:04
Human Rights Association (IHD) executive, Nuray Çevirmen emphasized that the high risk of contracting the coronavirus in prisons continues. She said that the measures against the epidemic in prison are insufficient. ...

Report exposes violations in 72 Turkish prisons

ANF - 2020-05-14 10:19
The Civil Society Association in the Penal Execution System (CISST) reported violations in 72 different prisons. ...

Forces Union says opposition is targeted, joint struggle crucial

ANF - 2020-05-12 11:01
The European Democratic Forces Association stated that the declining AKP-MHP is trying to regain power using the coup debate. "All opposition forces are in the crosshairs" said the statement, calling for a joint fight. ...

Dr. Yerlikaya: "Normalization" holds great dangers

ANF - 2020-05-11 19:03
In Turkey, easing of measures against the coronavirus pandemic have come into force today. Dr. Halis Yerlikaya of the Turkish Medical Association believes that normalization is premature and that the official case numbers are far too low. ...

Türkdoğan: Pople should stand against funeral and grave attacks

ANF - 2020-05-11 14:28
Öztürk Türkdoğan, co-chair of the Human Rights Association said attacks against cemevi and graves are signs of a mentality of hate towards Alevis and Kurds. ...

Türkdoğan: Pople should stand against funeral and graves attacks

ANF - 2020-05-11 13:53
Öztürk Türkdoğan, co-chair of the Human Rights Association said attacks against cemevi and graves are signs of a mentality of hate towards Alevis and Kurds. ...

IHD demands release of ill prisoners in weekly actions

ANF - 2020-05-09 19:04
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sit-in actions demanding the release of ill prisoners organised by the Human Rights Association are held on social media. ...

Mothers say they don't want to see coffins coming out of prisons

ANF - 2020-05-09 08:00
The Free Women Movement (TJA), the Women Executives of the Prisoners’ Families Aid Association (TUHAY-DER) and the prisoners’ relatives made a statement to mark Mother's Day in Van. ...

Uçar expects Constitutional Court to annul Law on Execution

ANF - 2020-05-07 11:29
Zülküf Uçar, President of Van Bar Association, said that the Constitutional Court (AYM) could open the way for a new regulation by annulling the discriminatory, unequal Law on Execution. ...

Persecution Iran Moves to Dismantle Bar Association | Persecution

Persecution - 2020-05-06 21:32

2019 Report by Human Rights Association: Regime Got More and More Authoritarian - english

Bianet - 2020-05-06 11:05

IHD issues report on rights violation in Izmir prisons

ANF - 2020-05-05 12:18
Human Rights Association (IHD) Izmir Branch published the report of violation of rights in the city's prisons in the last 4 months. ...

Relatives of the disappeared demand justice for Nazım Gülmez

ANF - 2020-05-02 16:50
Relatives of people forcibly disappeared and the Human Rights Association (IHD) Amed branch asked to know the fate of Nazım Gülmez, who disappeared in Dersim while in custody on 15 October 1994. ...

DIAYDER: Cemetery destruction shows hostility towards Kurds

ANF - 2020-04-27 11:12
Istanbul Religious Scholars Association (DİAYDER) protested the increasing state attacks against guerrilla graves and said: "This hatred and brutality is an arbitrary practice, and disrespect towards the Kurdish society and their graves." ...

IHD calls for seriously ill prisoner Adnan Yalçın to be released

ANF - 2020-04-26 10:44
The Human Rights Association (IHD) drew attention to the situation of Adnan Yalçın, who is in prison for 25 years and is seriously ill. The weekly 'F sit-in' took place virtually before of the coronavirus emergency. ...

Hunger Strike Delegation issues appeal to save death fasters

ANF - 2020-04-21 13:06
The Hunger Strike Monitoring Delegation drew attention to the situation of Mustafa Kocak, Ibrahim Gokcek (Grup Yorum member), and Ebru Timtik and Aytac Unsal (members of the Contemporary Lawyers Association - ÇHD) who continue their death fast. ...

MED TUHAD-FED says violations in prison are growing steadily

ANF - 2020-04-18 10:17
MED TUHAD-FED confirmed that they have received numerous applications of rights violations from prisons. The association asked the demands of the United Nations be fulfilled. ...

Four associations file complaint over Ipek's remains sent by mail

ANF - 2020-04-15 08:04
ÖHD, İHD, TİHV and Amed Bar Association filed a criminal complaint about the delivery of the remains of Agit Ipek to his family by mail. ...

ÖHD: We will apply to international instances for Ipek family

ANF - 2020-04-12 10:25
The Lawyers' Association (ÖHD) Headquarters, said in a written statement it will file a national and international legal application regarding the inhuman practice of sending by post the remanis of HPG guerrilla Agit Ipek to his family. ...

Report on Kürkçüler jail confirms prisoners were tortured

ANF - 2020-04-12 09:12
Adana Bar Association Prison Monitoring Commission President Lawyer Tugay Bek issued a report on the torture suffered by prisoners in Kürkçüler F Type Closed Prison. ...

Medical Association: Covid-19 deaths in Turkey are covered up

ANF - 2020-04-11 15:20
Those who die of Covid-19 are repeatedly registered as "natural deaths" and thus removed from the statistics, says the chairman of the Turkish Medical Association TTB. ...

IHD warns of heavier balance in coronavirus figures

ANF - 2020-04-11 12:53
Human Rights Association (İHD) Amed Branch issued a written statement on the coronavirus threat. ...

Turkish Medical Association: Access to Healthcare is a Basic Right for Prisoners Too - english

Bianet - 2020-04-07 22:45

Turkey: Over a hundred journalists still jailed despite pandemic

ANF - 2020-04-07 13:40
According to the journalists' association DFG, eight media workers were arrested in Turkey in March. The working conditions of journalists have massively deteriorated in the corona crisis, and repression is intensifying. ...

Two imprisoned lawyers on death fast demanding justice

ANF - 2020-04-05 15:42
The Association of Contemporary Lawyers (ÇHD) announced that of the four lawyers who have been on hunger strike in prison, two have gone on death fast. ...

Human Rights Association: 1,564 Ill Prisoners in Turkey, 591 in Serious Condition - english

Bianet - 2020-04-02 10:54

IHD reiterates that ill prisoners must be released immediately

ANF - 2020-04-02 08:43
The Human Rights Association (IHD) said that there are 1,564 ill prisoners in Turkey, 591 of them in serious condition. However, the association added that these are the cases they have been able to record, therefore the number is certainly higher. ...

MED TUHAD-FED releases report on prisons

ANF - 2020-03-29 11:11
MED TUHAD-FED, the Federation of Association of Solidarity with Prisoners' Families has released its weekly report on prisons. ...

Relatives of disappeared celebrated Newroz

ANF - 2020-03-22 07:56
The Human Rights Association and relatives of the disappeared celebrated Newroz and reiterated that the struggle for truth and justice would not be given up. ...

RoSara: Counselling and support for women by women

ANF - 2020-03-20 08:03
RoSara is an association founded by Kurdish women for women and it's active in Switzerland. The association has activated a hotline to deal with the coronavirus emergency and violence which may develop in a self-isolation environment. ...

Action for Grup Yorum members on death fast

ANF - 2020-03-16 08:45
Grup Yorum and Solidarity with Prisoners Association spoke about Grup Yorum members in Ibrahim Gökçek and Helin Bölek in front of the hospital where they were forcibly taken. "If something happens to the artists "the AKP will be held responsible." ...

International Bar Association condemns mistreatment of Julian Assange

Dailytimes - 2020-03-12 21:37

Human Rights Association executive sentenced to 6 years in prison

ANF - 2020-03-12 12:24
Human Rights Association central executive member, Lawyer Raci Bilici, was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison. ...

There are 110 Ill Women Behind Bars, Says Human Rights Association - Evrim Kepenek - english

Bianet - 2020-03-11 19:37

LGBTQ association achieves major legal milestone in Tunisia

Al Monitor - 2020-03-11 19:37

8 March demonstrations in European cities

ANF - 2020-03-07 21:25
Activities for the International Women's Day 8 March have taken place in many cities in Europe. The Kurdish women's association TJK-E called for a common struggle against male fascism and patriarchal institutions. ...

Postcard campaign for female political prisoners in Turkey

ANF - 2020-03-07 19:47
On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Kurdish Women Students’ Association JXK is running a postcard campaign for women in Turkish prisons. ...

YJAD calls on women to unite against the male mentality

ANF - 2020-03-07 13:24
The Democratic Alevi Women's Association called on women to unite against the male mentality. ...

IHD condemns ban of anti-war actions by governors

ANF - 2020-03-07 08:45
The Human Rights Association (IHD) drew attention to the fact that peace is attacked by 'banning' actions and activities against war in several cities. ...
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