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Nalan Erkem

Nalan Erkem

HRD
Helsinki Citizen's Assembly

Nalan Erkem works for the Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly, an organisation promoting peace, democracy and civil society throughout Europe.

Turkey police

Human rights defenders in Turkey have been subjected to harassment, threats, surveillance, violations of the rights to freedom of expression, association, and assembly, judicial harassment including criminal prosecution, violent attacks, prolonged arbitrary detention and ill-treatment. They become target for their work on denouncing impunity for serious human rights violations, defending sexual rights, investigating on ultra-nationalist networks, advocating for labour rights or defending the right to conscientious objection.