Turkey sentenced 450 lawyers to 2,786 years in prison after 2016 coup: report

Four-hundred-fifty lawyers in Turkey have been sentenced to 2,786 years in total on trumped-up charges of terrorism since a coup attempt in July 2016, Turkish Minute reported, citing a statement by the Arrested Lawyers Initiative, an advocacy group defending lawyers’ rights. The statement, released Monday on the occasion of October 25, European Lawyers Day, also said … Continue reading Turkey sentenced 450 lawyers to 2,786 years in prison after 2016 coup: report