06/10/2021 | Writer: Damla Umut Uzun

1098 rights defenders, including 119 women and LGBTI+ rights defenders, and 14 environmental rights defenders, were detained in 6 months.

At least 119 women and LGBTI+ rights defenders were detained in 6 months! Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) has published an information note on the oppression, obstacles, and difficulties faced by human rights defenders in Turkey.

According to the note; 1098 rights defenders, including 119 women and LGBTI+ rights defenders, and 14 environmental rights defenders, were detained in 6 months.

124 demonstrations and protests, 23 of which were women's and LGBTI+ rights were attacked and blocked by the police. 55 hearings were held in which 338 people were tried, including more than 20 lawyers, 87 women and LGBTI+ rights defenders, and 7 environmental activists.

An investigation was launched against the Izmir Bar Association and Diyarbakır Bar Association's administrations for their statements regarding LGBTI+ rights.


Tags: human rights, women
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