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In solidarity with those arrested in Turkey, we call for their immediate release.

The WHRD IC is deeply concerned about the recent detention of eight Turkish human rights defenders and two IT trainers and calls for their immediate and unconditional release. Among those who were detained from a human rights workshop are prominent members of the women’s rights movement, which is a clear attempt to destabilize and demoralize women who engage in legitimate and important activism to defend and promote human rights.

Source: Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Bahrain: Free Women Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh

The WHRD-IC calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ebtisam Al-Saegh, and the end to the harassment, intimidation, violence and threats towards her and her family. We ask the Bahraini authorities to end their campaign against all human rights defenders.

Source: Women Human Rights Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Bahrain: Free Women Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh

The WHRD-IC calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ebtisam Al-Saegh, and the end to the harassment, intimidation, violence and threats towards her and her family. We ask the Bahraini authorities to end their campaign against all human rights defenders.

Source: Women Human Rights Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Bahrain: Free Women Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh

The WHRD-IC calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ebtisam Al-Saegh, and the end to the harassment, intimidation, violence and threats towards her and her family. We ask the Bahraini authorities to end their campaign against all human rights defenders.

Source: Women Human Rights Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Turkey: Detention of eight human rights defenders

Join Front Line Defenders to urge the authorities in Turkey to immediately release the eight human rights defenders and two consultants, arrested on 5 July. We ask them to take all necessary measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity and security of HRDs in the country.

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Free Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin. Now!

We stand in solidarity with Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin as peaceful women human rights defenders and demand their immediate release. We call out on international and regional organizations to stand support them and hold Israeli accountable for its violation of international human rights laws.

Source: WHRD-MENA

Legal recognition of transgender people in Turkey: will the court seize the historic opportunity?

A couple of months ago, a local court judge in Edirne filed a plea to the Court of Constitution of Turkey to revoke the compulsory sterilization requirement for the recognition of transgender people.

Source: Open Democracy 50.50

Iran: Free woman human rights defender Atena Daemi

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Atena Daemi from Tehran’s Evin prison. She must also be given immediate access to specialised medical care outside prison.

Source: Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Justice denied for Kemal Ördek in Turkey

On 24 May 2017, the divisional court in Ankara overturned a conviction for sexual assault of human rights defender, Kemal Ördek. Instead the three perpetrators were sentenced to seven years and six months imprisonment for the charge of ‘aggravated burglary.’ The man previously convicted and sentenced for the sexual assault was acquitted.

Source: AWID

Justice denied for Kemal Ördek in Turkey

On 24 May 2017, the divisional court in Ankara overturned a conviction for sexual assault of human rights defender, Kemal Ördek. Instead the three perpetrators were sentenced to seven years and six months imprisonment for the charge of ‘aggravated burglary.’ The man previously convicted and sentenced for the sexual assault was acquitted.

Source: AWID