Killing of Tahir Elçi…
We've written to the Turkish authorities to call on them to ensure fairness in proceedings against the death of Tahir Elçi, a lawyer killed in 2015.
The president of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
On 14 November 2016, Leven Piskin, a practising Turkish lawyer, was arrested by the Turkish police in his home in Istanbul.
Mr Piskin is alleged to have conveyed messages from Mr Selahattin Demirtas, co-president of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), to the German publication Der Spiegel.
We understand that Mr Piskin met with Mr Demirtas on 5 November 2016 in his capacity as Mr Demirtas’ legal representative in Edime prison where Mr Demirtas is currently detained.
Mr Piskin was arrested following this meeting. We’re very concerned for his situation.
We asked the Turkish authorities to:
5 November 2016 – Mr Piskin met with Mr Demirtas in his capacity as Mr Demirtas’ legal representative
14 November 2016 – Mr Piskin was arrested in his home