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Levent Pişkin

HRD, Lawyer & Member
Libertarian Lawyers Association (ÖHD)

Levent Pişkin is a lawyer, human rights defender and member of the Libertarian Lawyers Association (ÖHD). He has been actively involved in campaigns and advocacy work for LGBTI+ rights, minority rights, and the fight against impunity. As a human rights lawyer, he has represented a number of human rights defenders and political activists over the years. He recently received an MA, writing his thesis on the state of emergency and curfews in the Kurdish city of Cizre in 2015-2016. Pişkin is an honorary member of Paris Bar Association.

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.