Newsletter 02/2021

IHD 2020 report
The Human Rights Association (IHD) has released its 2020 report on rights violations in Kurdish-majority regions📌 100+ people subjected to torture & maltreatment📌 16 civilians lost their lives in the conflict📌 Right to assembly often restricted

Crackdown on HDPStatement by Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Foreign Affairs Spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy on wave of arrests against their members & officials

EU External Affairs Spokespersons on political crackdown against HDP Statement by spokesperson for the external affairs of the EU Peter Stano on the ongoing actions against the members of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)

Solidarity with HDP Open Letter to President Erdogan in solidarity with human rights defender & HDP MP Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, signed by many politicians, academics, writers & human rights organisations

MIT’s involvement in Paris murdersIn 2013, three Kurdish politicians were murdered in Paris. Former head of General Staff’s intelligence department, Ismail Pekin, blurted out involvement of Turkish Intelligence Organisation (MIT) and demanded targeted liquidations of Kurdish politicians in a TV broadcast: “They also have their elements in Europe. We have to do something in this direction in Europe. I mean, it was already done once in Paris …”

EUTCC interview about the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Turkey and the KurdsSpeakers: Mr Philippe Texier, PPT President, France, & Mr Gianni Tognoni, PPT Secretary-General, ItalyModeration: Fréderike Geerdink, journalist, Netherlands

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