Turkey - Lawyers - Letter of intervention June 2013

The Law Society of Upper Canada is gravely concerned about the arrest and detention of lawyers in Turkey.

According to reports, more than 50 lawyers were arrested on June 11, 2013 for protesting at Caglayan Justice Palace to denounce the repression of the Occupy Gezi protestors. Reportedly, many of the lawyers were beaten and kicked on the ground by police and their clothes were torn. Although recent reports indicate that the lawyers were released, we are concerned that the basis for their arrest remains unclear.

 

Letter of intervention