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Turkey’s top doctor convicted in chemical weapons trial

A Turkish court has convicted Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Turkish Medical Association and prominent human rights activist, of disseminating “terrorist propaganda” in...

Prominent Turkish doctor faces fresh terrorism charges as part of new investigation

The head of a leading doctors union who was arrested in October on terrorism-related charges is facing a new investigation as a part of...

‘My medical opinion has been criminalized,’ says prominent doctor at first trial hearing

Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, head of the Turkish Medical Association as well as an expert in forensic medicine and a prominent human rights defender,...

Rights groups launch campaign, call for release of doctor and human rights activist Fincancı

International rights groups have launched campaigns and called for the immediate release of doctors union chair Şebnem Korur Fincancı, who was arrested in Turkey...

World Psychiatric Association calls for immediate release of top doctor and human rights activist Fincancı

The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) has called on the Turkish government to ensure the immediate release of the head of a leading doctors’ union in...

Turkey seeks up to 7.5 years for top doctor over chemical weapons remarks

An indictment drafted by Turkish prosecutors is seeking a prison sentence of up to seven-and-a-half years for the head of a leading doctors union...

Top Turkish doctor says her arrest due to chemical weapons remarks ‘attempt to silence society’

The head of a leading doctors union in Turkey who was arrested on terrorist propaganda charges last month has said that her imprisonment is...

UN experts demand Turkey release doctor held over chemical arms comment

UN rights experts on Tuesday called on Turkey to release a medical doctors union leader held on "terrorism" charges after calling for a probe...

Amnesty calls arrest of top doctor on ‘terror’ charges an ‘appalling abuse of power’

Prominent London-based rights group Amnesty International has condemned the arrest of the head of a leading doctors’ union in Turkey on terrorist propaganda charges, describing...

Prosecutors seek removal of doctors’ union management after chairperson’s arrest

Turkish prosecutors are seeking the removal and replacement of the executives of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), including chairperson Şebnem Korur Fincancı, who was...

Doctors’ union chair arrested due to chemical weapons remarks

The head of Turkey’s doctors' union, who was detained on Wednesday on allegations of spreading “terrorist propaganda” after she urged a probe into the...

Politicians, lawyers condemn detention of Turkish rights activist over chemical weapons comment

Thirteen bar associations and a number of opposition politicians have expressed outrage over the detention of the head of Turkey’s doctors union on accusations...

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