10/10/2022 | Writer: Selma Koçak

The closure case against the We Will Stop Femicide Platform was postponed to January 11, 2023.

KCDP case was postponed: They want to black the country out Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

The second trial of the case against We Will Stop Femicide Platform (KCDP) was heard yesterday (October 5) at İstanbul Courthouse. Families of murdered women testified at the hearing.

According to the Diken reporter Canan Coşkun’s news coverage, the trial was heard at the great hall due to a high level of participation at İstanbul 13th Civil Court of First Instance. Representatives from the Embassy of Sweden and the Embassy of Holland and Chair of PEN International’s Search Committee Caroline Stockford also followed the hearing beside the lawyers from different regions of Turkey.

Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter Foundation, Association for Struggle against Sexual Violence, Flying Broom, and The Federation of Women Associations demanded intervention for the case.

The court decided to write an invitation letter to witnesses, who demanded to be testified as families of murdered women. The intervention request of the associations was rejected by the Court and the case was postponed to January 11, 2023, at 11.00 am.

Secretary General of the We will Stop Femicide Platform Fidan Ataselim stated after the hearing: “They want to black the country out. We had also seen that darkness at the withdrawal decision of İstanbul Convention.”

Tags: human rights, women