Situation in Turkey

Declaration of the Movimento do Ministério Público Democrático - Brasil

Movimento do Ministério Público DemocráticoThe Movement of the Ministery Public Democratic (MPD), national entity without corporate character and economic purposes, composed of public prosecutors from all over Brazil come express their deepest concern and astonishment at the incident that occurred in Turkey, apparently which violate democratic principles and independence more than 2,700 members of the Public Ministry and the Judiciary in that country.

News that thousands of judges and public prosecutors were authoritatively and without due process suspended from their duties and many of them illegally arrested a few hours after serious events that took place there with the notable loss of many human lives.

The disrespect for the judicial independence and MP frontally hurts Havana Rules of 1990 and the Bangalore Principles and brutally attacks the international community, since it violates the very essence of the Democratic State of law. The MPD unites to the Turkish people, solidarity at families victimized by acts violating they fundamental rights and calls on the international community to act in defense of the justice system and the Turkish democratic institutions.


Roberto Livianu
Prosecutor in Brazil
Director of Comunication of
Association of Democratic Prosecutors of Brazil

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