2 march 2021

The next hearing in the criminal trial of those accused of killing lawyer Tahir Elçi will take place tomorrow (3 march) in Diyarbakır. Together with many organisations, the Swiss Democratic Lawyers and the European Lawyers for Democracy and Human rights call on the Turkish authorities to ensure a fair trial by an impartial and independent tribunal (while respecting the procedural rights of Tahir Elçi’s family), as well as carry out a swift, effective, impartial, and independent investigation into his death.

To this end, we have sent an urgent action letter to the UN. For more information, see the website of ELDH.