Human rights activist Eren Keskin detained and freed?


Lawyer and human rights activist Eren Keskin, chief of the Istanbul Human Rights Association (İHD), was taken into custody at Atat?rport on sunday, and then freed today, after her testimonies were recorded by four different courts in Istanbul?

There were 11 issues of arrest warrant in absentia for Keskin since she failed to show up for a court session in which she was being tried for a speech she delivered in Germany. She was claimed to have insulted the Turkish Armed Forces in her speech?

Eren Keskin has faced 86 lawsuits in relation to her human rights activities, and been repeatedly harassed because of her work: She is one of the founders of a legal aid project for women survivors of sexual assault in custody, and has exposed the torture of women prisoners in Turkey?

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