On 29 September 2019, numerous individuals have been arrested by the police following raids into their residences in Dersim early on a Sunday morning. These persons include former and current executives of Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (Halkların Demokratik Partisi –HDP) Dersim provincial organization.Continue reading “IHD: Release Gürbüz Solmaz Now!”
Written statement*submitted by Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples, a non-governmental organization on the rosterThe Secretary-General has received the following written statement which is circulated in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31. Human Rights Council Forty-secondsession 9–27 September 2019 Agenda item 3Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to developmentContinue reading “MRAP: Turkey: end repression in order to restore freedoms and rights”
September 1 World Peace Day: The Demand for Peace is a Demand for Human Rights and Democracy!
On the occasion of September 1 World Peace Day, we would once again like to state that we want to live in a world dominated by peace. The right to peace is a human right.Continue reading “”
On 19 August 2019, the Ministry of Interior has released a statement early in the morning saying that Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van municipality mayors from HDP [Peoples’ Democratic Party] were removed from office and they were replaced by the governors of the same cities.Continue reading “IHD Calls on the International Community”
The primary and sine qua non rule of democracy is to recognize the will of constituents. To respect and protect such will are the tasks of everyone in order to promote peace and democracy, to be able maintain one’s status as a citizen. IHD and HRFT, thereby, invite the political power to drop the assignment of state trustees and reinstate elected mayors, and call on all citizens to protect peace and democracy, thus, to protect their own will.Continue reading “IHD THIV Joint Statement on HDP Mayors’ Removal from Office and the Appropriation of Municipalities”