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Fusun Ustel

Zübeyde Füsun Üstel

HRD, Academic
Department of Political Science at Galatasaray University

Professor Füsun Üste is a well-known academic in the field of political science. She was a faculty member of the Department of Political Science at Galatasaray University. Apart from her academic studies, she has a long history in civil society organisations particularly at Citizens Assembly and History Foundation in Turkey.

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.