Turkey: The case of Dr. Serdar Küni
- Tuesday, 9 May 2017
On April 24th, the Turkish medical doctor Serdar Küni was sentenced by a local court to over 4 years of imprisonment. In response, a coalition of organizations led by Physicians for Human Rights, sent a letter to the Regional High Court in Gaziantep (Turkey) and the Turkish Ministry of Justice. The letter, which was also signed by IFHHRO, calls on the Court to uphold its fair trial obligations under international law in the appeal of the lower court's conviction of Dr. Küni. According to many human rights organizations, this conviction was based on arbitrary charges (providing medical treatment to Kurdish fighters) based on an anonymous testimony and signed statements obtained under torture.