ÖHD publishes report on torture suffered by Rojbin Çetin

Report on the torture suffered by Kurdish women’s movement activist Rojbin Çetin by police officers while in custody. Rojbin Çetin, a member of Kurdish Free Women’s Movement (Tevgera Jinên Azad, TJA), who was detained during the political genocide operations in Amed, was subjected to attacks with dogs and torture. The Lawyers Association for Freedom (ÖHD)…

Zehra Doğan: Rebel with pen and brush

It depicted life in southeastern Turkey during the state of emergency. That is why the Kurdish artist and journalist Zehra Doğan had to go to prison. Now she is free – and continues to fight. It depicted life in southeastern Turkey during the state of emergency. That is why the Kurdish artist and journalist Zehra…

WORLD ACTION DAY

Show your solidarity with political prisoners worldwide on June 27. Be it small videos, photos, greetings, texts or images, there are no limits to your creativity. Send us your actions:solidarityalive@riseup.net We look forward to your contributions!

Call for the international day of action

Freedom for all political prisoners – solidarity keeps us alive! The destruction of nature, environment and social life caused by capitalist modernity has resulted in the coronavirus pandemic posing a major threat to the health and lives of people. Previously, epidemics such as cholera, AIDS, avian flu, swine flu, SARS I/II had spread on a…

 Demands from 393 Women for Prisoners’ Right to Life and Health

393 rights defenders have shared nine demands with the public so that the right to life and health of arrested and convicted people can be safeguarded in prisons of Turkey amid coronavirus pandemic. The law on criminal enforcement has been approved by the Constitutional Court in terms of form considerations, it will be examined as…

#FreedomForZeynabJalalian

We are the voice of Zeynab Jalalian Zeynab Jalalian, a kurdish political prisoner, born in 1982 in the town of Mako in eastern Kurdistan, Iran. She was arrested in February 2007 by the forces of Kermanshah Intelligence Bureau for being politically active. She was interrogated at Intelligence Detention Centre in Kermanshah for a month while…

FREE TURKISH POLITICAL PRISONERS

In 2002, when Erdogan’s AKP came to power in Turkey, the country’s prisons held some 60,000 prisoners. Today, almost two decades later, they detain almost 300,000. Of this total, approximately one-fifth are political prisoners–that is, they are not criminals but are detained for exercising their right to freedom of expression and assembly. They include activists…

Is women’s organization a Crime?

TJA (Tevgera Jinên Azad) On 22 May 2020 Turkish special operation forces detained TJA activists and members and executives of Rosa Women’s Association – also TJA activists – storming their homes and breaking their doors after midnight. They put a 24-hour confidentiality order on the case file and gave no information to anyone for a…

WHILE STARTING A CAMPAIGN FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS…

Reaction to the arrest of 12 activists and politicians of the DBP As a reaction to the political genocide attacks of the AKP / MHP in Amed and the arrest of 12 people, the DBP reacted with the statement “The genocide operations continue”. The Party of Democratic Regions (DBP) issued a written statement on the…