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OVER THREE HUNDRED VICTIMS IN SOMA: – EUROPEAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION DEMANDS FREE ACCESS FOR LAWYERS AND INVESTIGATORS

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REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
MINISTER OF JUSTICE

 

Dear Sir,

ELDH condemns in the strongest possible terms the arrest and ill-treatment of 8 lawyers in Soma.
According to reports and witnesses 8 lawyers were taken into custody on May 17th in Soma, including  the President of the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) Selçuk Kozağaçlı.
The arrest took place after one lawyer objected against an arbitrary police identification control of the visitors to the place where the lawyers were working. When this lawyer was arrested 7 other lawyers objected against his arbitrary arrest. Together with the 8 lawyers, 26 other people were arbitrarily arrested. The lawyer were detained for approximately 6,5 hours.

All arrested lawyers were members of ÇHD. The names of the lawyers are :Selçuk Kozağaçlı, Nergiz Tuba Arslan, Günay Dağ, Efkan Bolaç, Fatma Demirer, Mürsel Ünder, Dinçer Çalım, Gökhan Erkuş.
The lawyers are also members of the Ankara , İstanbul and İzmir Bar Associations…………………………

.ELDH-Statement – Soma – Lawyers 20-5-2014

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