AKP FASCISM WAGED WAR ON THE JUDGES WHO DEFENDED THE DEMANDS OF GRUP YORUM AND THE RIGHT TO LIVE OF THE GRUP YORUM MEMBERS!

DEFENDING THE LAW IN THE FACE OF ARBITRARINESS, LAW IN THE FACE OF LAWLESSNESS, JUSTICE IN THE FACE OF INJUSTICE IS NOT A CRIME BUT AN HONOR!

Fascism is the arbitrary and oppressive rule of a ruling class hostile to all who are not themselves and who do not think like themselves. This fact is once again registered by AKP fascism today. 

The opening of an investigation against three judges and the dismissal of one judge showed the end point of AKP fascism in its arbitrariness and hostility in regarding of the three judges who shared a post on their personal social media accounts about Grup Yorum member İbrahim Gökçek who was martyred as a result of the death fast resistance he started to be able to sing his songs freely and to perform his concerts freely.  

First, recently, about Ayşe Sarisu Pehlivan, judge of Izmir Karsiyaka, said on her twitter account, “Ibrahim Gökçek should live.”, “Folk songs does not hurt anyone.” An arbitrary and unlawful investigation was launched by the board of judges prosecutors (HSK) because of their sharing of” Let the name death be a traitor”. Today, it was announced that Ayşe Sarisu Pehlivan was suspended for three months. 

President Of The Judges Union, a judge said about the investigation of a jurist Ayşe Sarısu Pehlivan: ” as a jurist, she has defended a person’s right to live, “he said, adding: “there is no allegiance in my culture to this day.” These remarks by Ayşe Sarisu Pehlivan also outlined the purpose of the investigations against the judges.

The aim of the investigation was to make all judges and prosecutors obliged to AKP fascism as well as everyone else. This aim of AKP fascism became more clearly visible after Pehlivan, with an investigation into other judges for the same reasons. 

After Ayşe Sarısu Pehlivan, an investigation was launched against Democrat Judicial Association Co-chair Orhangazi Ertekin for his posts about İbrahim Gökçek.

Ankara judge Leyla Köksal was among the judges that AKP fascism wanted to make allegiance. An investigation was launched against Leyla Köksal for making her twitter profile picture black and posted saying “it is not a crime to defend the right to life” and tagged  Ayşe Sarısu Pehlivan on the day of the martyrdom of Ibrahim Gökçek member of Grup Yorum. 

However, neither Ayşe Sarisu Pehlivan nor Orhangazi Ertekin nor Leyla Köksal had any threat, insult or any criminal elements in these shares. They shared their thoughts as lawyers and intellectuals, defended Ibrahim’s right to life and expressed their reactions against the removal of this right. But really that was the problem. These thoughts were against the ideas of AKP fascism. This was the biggest crime! Therefore, these investigations were opened against them by HSK, which has no independence anymore, has become part of the executive body. Thus, AKP fascism wanted to intimidate, silence and make allegiance to all judges and prosecutors through the HSK under its command. 

On the same days, a lynching campaign was launched against Ibrahim Gökçek, to his funeral and those who attended his funeral, and with all kinds of threatening and insulting to public , the crime of “inciting public hatred and enmity” was committed. There were even fascist gangs threatening to take out Ibrahim Gökçek’s funeral and burn it. Again, on a television channel from the AKP media, there were people who threatened by saying “we have a list, we have weapons and everything, our family can take 50 people”.  No legal action has been taken about them, and even the relevant institutions of the state have clearly owned them. On the other hand, an investigation was opened against the judges who shared their feelings and expressed their thoughts, and they were punished. 

This is one of the last and most concrete examples of fascism’s lack of limits in lawlessness and injustice. And this is also an example that once again reminds us of the historical responsibility of being a jurist and an intellectual. It is necessary to defend the law against the arbitrariness of fascism, to defend justice against injustice, to be a voice in the face of the fear and silence it wants to create, to be on the side of those who resist the right to be destroyed by oppression and terror, to be human, to bear the historical responsibility of jurist and intellectual identity. 

Our lawyer colleagues Ayşe Sarısu Pehlivan, Orhangazi Ertekin and Leyla Köksal, whom AKP fascism wanted to silence, intimidate and intimidate all judges and prosecutors, have fulfilled their responsibilities with their positive attitude and their honorable stance. We, as people’s lawyers and people’s intellectuals, respect the honourable attitude of our colleagues, their determination to fulfill their professional and moral responsibilities, and once again express that they are not alone, we are in solidarity with them. 

IT IS NOT A CRIME TO DEFEND GRUP YORUM AND GRUP YORUM’S JUSTIFIABLE DEMANDS

DEFENDING THE LAW IN THE FACE OF ARBITRARINESS AND JUSTICE IN THE FACE OF INJUSTICE IS NOT A CRIME BUT AN HONOR! 

AYŞE SARISU PEHLIVAN, ORHANGAZI ERTEKIN AND LEYLA KÖKSAL ARE NOT ALONE!

PEOPLE’S LAW OFFICE/INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

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