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Show trials in Turkey – and a plan of action

On 18 September, a meeting sponsored by the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers condemned the recent trials of lawyers and journalists in Turkey. The meeting – held in London – went on to set up a co-coordinating group to build a stronger solidarity campaign.

I joined a panel of speakers that included Margaret Owen, barrister and member of the Bar Human Rights Committee; Ali Has, a solicitor, who attended the lawyers’ trial in Turkey in July; and Tony Simpson, a member of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and editor of The Spokesman.

The meeting was chaired by Professor Bill Bowing from Birkbeck College and President of the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights.
What follows is my speech to the meeting. Continue reading Show trials in Turkey – and a plan of action

EFJ urges Turkey : Free jailed journalists now

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Journalists currently in jail in Turkey must be set free immediately, says the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) if the movement towards key changes in  the country ‘ s constitution is to deliver promises of democracy and freedom. Continue reading EFJ urges Turkey : Free jailed journalists now