Divorce rates increase in Iraq: Women protest “Article 57”

Thousands of women filed for divorces in Iraq due to violence against them. 200 couples sought a divorce every day in September, according to a report. While human rights defenders draw attention to the increasing divorce rate in the country, the campaign launched against the proposed amendments to ...

Evin Cuma: Turkey should be punished for using chemical weapons

Evin Cuma, the executive of the Human Rights Association in Cizre Region, accuses Turkey of committing a war crime by using banned chemical weapons, “We have documented the crimes committed by the Turkish state. Turkey should be punished for using chemical weapons.”

Musician Dilan Demir sentenced to 9 years in prison

Musician Dilan Demir has been sentenced to nine years in prison on charges of “being a member of a terrorist organization” based on statements of anonymous witnesses.

“Prisoners are not safe in Urfa, we will file a criminal complaint”

Association of Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD) Urfa Branch Co-chair Ayşe Şehriban Demirel draws attention to the recent rights violations and torture against prisoners in the Urfa No.2 T-Type Closed Prison, “We are going to file a criminal complaint about torture against prisoners. All national and ...

Families of executed people in Iran: This inhuman practice should be abolished

World Day Against the Death Penalty has been annually observed on October 10. In Iran, thousands of people were executed for their thoughts in 41 years. Families, whose relatives were executed, point out that the dead bodies of their relatives weren’t given to them. “This inhuman practice ...

“Prisoners are punished again without being tried by new amendment”

Hundreds of prisoners haven’t been released from prison for “not maintaining good behavior” due to the new amendment made to the Law on the Execution and Security Measures. Lawyers Association for Freedom (ÖHD) General executive Rengin Ergül pointed out that prisoners are punished without ...

Man arrested for causing death of Aleyna

Gökhan Argın, who is accused of causing the death of 18-year-old Aleyna Ağgül after raped her in Iğdır province, has been sent to prison. Aleyna Ağgül left a note and blamed Gökhan Argın and his son Göktürk Argın for her death.

Gurbet Fida subjected to violence for days before being killed!

According to the preliminary autopsy done on the body of Gurbet Fida, who was killed by Ali Fida in the Lice district of Amed (Diyarbakır) province, there were bruises and wounds on her body. The lawyers pointed out that there are findings revealing that Gurbet Fida was subjected to violence ...

Yemeni activists: Women are being isolated from the world

The Houthis ban Yemeni women from holding meetings, driving, wearing colored clothes, using mobile phones, and making up. Human rights advocates react to bans on women, “They want to isolate women from the world.”

70-year-old Peace Mother Şükriye Kızıldağ detained

At least 16 people, including 70-year-old Peace Mother Şükriye Kızıldağ, have been taken into custody in the house raids conducted in Izmir and Manisa provinces.