FBE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – “Free Aytac Ünsal Now”

14.12.2020

The Federation of European Bars (FBE) is gravely concerned at receiving news from our colleagues in Turkey following present situation of Aytac Ünsal, who participated in the hunger strike with Ebru Timtik and now has been arrested again on 10th December, Human Rights Day. The health situation of Aytac Unsal is seriously in danger. He is in medical care currently.

Lawyer Aytaç Ünsal was arrested after the postponement of execution of sentence was lifted, despite the expert report which stated that he cannot stay in prison for health reasons. He is currently being taken to Edirne F-Type Prison without even being taken to the courthouse.

The FBE joins with the international legal community in condemning this arrest and calls for his immediate release without further persecution.

The independence and freedom of lawyers must be respected according to international standards and it this applies to Aytac Ünsal as well.