Journalist Defense

Lawyers of Dutch journalist demand stay of execution on deportation order

1 February 2019
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Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), which represents Dutch journalist Ans Boersma, petitions Turkish court asking for a stay of execution on deportation order

The Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) applied to an İstanbul Court on behalf of Dutch journalist Johanna (Ans) Cornelia Boersma, who was unlawfully deported from Turkey on 17 January, requesting a stay of execution of the deportation order.

Detention procedures of Turkish courts violate fair trial rights

22 January 2019
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Comprehensive justice monitoring study by MLSA suggests that Turkish courts rely on detention measures excessively in freedom of speech trials; detainees are often not brought to court, or they are handcuffed unnecessarily

Turkish courts detain suspects when the only evidence against them is their written or spoken words, a justice monitoring study conducted by the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and the International Press Institute (IPI) in the second half of 2018 has found.