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Şerafettin Can Atalay

Şerafettin Can Atalay

HRD, Lawyer

Şerafettin Can Atalay is a human rights lawyer, and the executive board member of Social Rights Association.

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Human rights defenders (HRDs) in Turkey have been subjected to judicial harassment, including criminal prosecution, violent attacks, threats, surveillance, prolonged arbitrary detention, and ill-treatment. In the aftermath of an attempted coup in July 2016, the environment for the work of HRDs deteriorated even further.