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Drop Charges against Turkish HRDs

Erol Önderoğlu, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin detained since 20 June

Reporters Without Borders’ Representative in Turkey, Erol Önderoğlu, and two others human rights defenders Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin,  face up to 14 years in prison for taking part in a solidarity campaign with the Kurdish daily newspaper Özgür Gündem. The defenders were arrested on 20 June 2016 and charged with terrorist propaganda for taking part in the campaign and acting as guest editors for the newspaper.

Their trial is due to start on Tuesday 8 November in Istanbul.

Join the campaign, launched by Reporters Without Borders, urging Turkish authorities to drop charges against the defenders.

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About the HRDs

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Erol Önderoglu is a correspondent of the human rights organisation Reporters Without Borders in Turkey and the Editor of Bianet, a Turkish website that covers political, social and cultural affairs with special attention to human rights and freedoms.

Sebnem Korur Fincanci is a human rights defender and the President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey since 2009.

Ahmet Nesin is a journalist, blogger and human rights defender advocating for the freedom of press.

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14 يَنايِر/ كانون الثاني 2016

بحسب ما وثّقه التقرير السنوي لعام 2016، قُتل أو مات ما لا يقل عن 156 مدافعا عن حقوق الإنسان في السجن خلال عام 2015. أكثر من نصف عمليات القتل هذه (أي 87 منها) وقعت في أمريكا اللاتينية، 54 منها في كولومبيا لوحدها. أما في خارج الأمريكتين فكان أحد الأرقام الصارخة هو مجموع 31 عملية قتل وقعت ضد المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان في الفلبين.

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22 فِبرايِر / شباط 2016

Dispatches 2015 highlights the challenges facing Front Line Defenders in providing fast and effective support to human rights defenders around the world, as the space in which HRDs can work safely continues to shrink.

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