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Letter to UN Special Rapporteurs urging action for an independent investigation into the killing of of Tahir Elçi in Turkey

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The National Lawyers Guild International Committee joined international legal organizations in signing a letter to multiple UN Special Rapporteurs, requesting their urgent action ahead of the next hearing in the criminal trial of those accused of killing lawyer Tahir Elçi. We urge you to request the Turkish authorities to ensure a fair trial by an impartial and independent tribunal (respecting the procedural rights of Tahir Elçi’s family), as well as carry out a prompt, effective, impartial, and independent investigation into his death.

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