29/04/2009 | Writer: KAOS GL

April 28, 2009

Turkey's leading gay rights group Lambda Istanbul will soon hear whether a local court ruling will uphold a Supreme Court decision to safeguard its freedom. The case will reopen this Thursday

Lambda Istanbul gained legal status in April 2006. However, on June 9th, 2006, there was an official demand to ban the society on the grounds that it violated Turkish laws on morality and families.

Despite this, Istanbul's prosecution office reached a decision in February 2007 to allow the group to continue its operation. Consequently, the Governor's Office appealed this decision.

On 29 May 2008, the 3rd Civil Court of Beyoglu of First Istance ignored an expert's report and dissolved the association on the grounds that it interfered with
Tags: human rights