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Arrest of Turkeys lawyers violates human rights treaties, says BHRC

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) has written to Turkey’s PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, stating that the arrests of 51 lawyers last Tuesday constitute a ‘grave violation of every human rights treaty to which Turkey is a party’. The letter also calls for the immediate release and reinstatement of all lawyers who have been arrested or threatened.

Letter from BHRC