Members Send Letter to Pompeo Regarding Turkey’s Prisoner Release Policies in COVID-19 Pandemic

Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Rep. David Trone (MD-06) and four colleagues from the House Foreign Affairs Committee in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting that he raise concerns about Turkey’s COVID-19 prisoner release policies, namely

Turkish authorities must restore judicial independence and stop targeting and silencing human rights defenders

Caglayan Justice Palace, Istanbul – © OVKNHR / In a report published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, calls on the Turkish authorities to restore judicial independence and stop the practice of targeting human

Turkey: IBAHRI and ICJ observe criminal trial on ‘Gezi Park’ protests

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have jointly sent international observers to attend the first hearing of the criminal trial on the ‘Gezi Park’ protests at Silivri Prison Courthouse in Istanbul, scheduled to take place