Cover page of today's newspaper Politika with the article on Turkish coupIn the past 21 months in Turkey, nearly 9.000 magistrates (out of around 15.000) who dared to protect basic rights and freedoms and to adjudicate in accordance to the law and their own conscience, even in the politically sensitive cases, thus including those affecting the family or the Turkish president himself, have been transferred in the areas thousands of kilometres away from their permanent residences. Many of the magistrates had been separated from their children and spouses, who remained employed in the cities they lived together until that moment. For many, it was the second or third reallocation in two years.

Cover page of today's newspaper Politika with the article on Turkish coupIn the past 21 months in Turkey, nearly 9.000 magistrates (out of around 15.000) who dared to protect basic rights and freedoms and to adjudicate in accordance to the law and their own conscience, even in the politically sensitive cases, thus including those affecting the family or the Turkish president himself, have been transferred in the areas thousands of kilometres away from their permanent residences. Many of the magistrates had been separated from their children and spouses, who remained employed in the cities they lived together until that moment. For many, it was the second or third reallocation in two years.

El presidente Rajoy y el Tribunal Constitucional de Turquía; dos de sus miembros, Erdal Tercan, en la foto pequeña de la izquierda, y Alparsian Altan, han sido detenidos.Jueces para la Democracia insta a Rajoy a intervenir ante Erdogan para que ponga fin a la purga contra jueces y fiscales. El Secretariado de la asociación progresista Jueces para la Democracia (JpD) ha dirigido una carta al presidente del Gobierno en funciones, Mariano Rajoy, con el fin de instarle a que intervenga ante las autoridades turcas -en especial ante Recep Tayyip Erdogan, presidente de ese país, quien tiene la última palabra- y las autoridades europeas para que se “ponga fin” a la detención de, al menos, 200 jueces y fiscales y la suspensión de sus funciones a 2.745, respetando “escrupulosamente la independencia judicial, la separación de poderes y el Estado de Derecho”.

“Profundamente preocupados por la situación personal y profesional de nuestros colegas”, dice JpD en su misiva, dicen haber recibido “noticias sobrecogedoras de nuestros colegas jueces/as y fiscales, incluidos los miembros de la asociación profesional YARSAV”.

“Hemos sido informados de que al menos doscientos de esos jueces/as y fiscales, así como un juez del Tribunal Constitucional, han sido objeto de detención y encarcelamiento. En estos momentos no tenemos noticias de algunos de los compañeros de YARSAV, y en otros, han sido sus cónyuges y familiares quienes nos han informado de su detención”, continúa JpD.

The Bulgarian Judges AssociationThe Bulgarian Judges Association is following with particular concern and worry what is happening to our colleagues in Turkey. Within the framework of the international cooperation between judicial organizations, we were informed that the 2745 Turkish judges and prosecutors that were removed from office yesterday are now expecting to be held in custody.

The Bulgarian Judges AssociationThe Bulgarian Judges Association is following with particular concern and worry what is happening to our colleagues in Turkey. Within the framework of the international cooperation between judicial organizations, we were informed that the 2745 Turkish judges and prosecutors that were removed from office yesterday are now expecting to be held in custody.

MEDELMEDEL was informed that today thousands of judges and prosecutors in Turkey were arrested and dismissed.

While MEDEL has not sufficient elements to comment on the attempt of coup d'etat occurred in Turkey, it is hard to understand how and why judges and prosecutors performing daily their judicial duties can be involved in such facts and face detention for their freedom of judgment and opinion.

MEDELMEDEL was informed that today thousands of judges and prosecutors in Turkey were arrested and dismissed.

While MEDEL has not sufficient elements to comment on the attempt of coup d'etat occurred in Turkey, it is hard to understand how and why judges and prosecutors performing daily their judicial duties can be involved in such facts and face detention for their freedom of judgment and opinion.

Vaclav Havel PrizeMEDEL – Magistrats Européens pour la démocratie et les libertés, has nominated two Turkish Judges (Metin Özçelik and Mustafa Başer) and four Turkish Prosecutors (Süleyman Bağrıyanık, Ahmet Karaca, Aziz Takçı and Özcan Şişman) to receive the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016 of the Council of Europe.

Vaclav Havel PrizeMEDEL – Magistrats Européens pour la démocratie et les libertés, has nominated two Turkish Judges (Metin Özçelik and Mustafa Başer) and four Turkish Prosecutors (Süleyman Bağrıyanık, Ahmet Karaca, Aziz Takçı and Özcan Şişman) to receive the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016 of the Council of Europe.

EUL'Appel de Genève, du 1er octobre 1996, lancé par : Bernard Bertossa, Edmondo Bruti Liberati, Gherardo Colombo, Benoit Dejemeppe, Baltasar Garzon Real, Carlos Jimenez Villarejo, Renaud Van Ruymbeke. 

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