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Date of the report : November 2022

On 15 June 2022, a delegation from the OIAD, the Geneva Bar Association and secretaries of the Paris Bar Conference attended the 5th hearing of the defendants in the Barrister Tahir Elçi assassination case.

On 28 November 2015, Tahir Elçi was shot dead while holding a press conference he had organised at the „four-legged minaret“ in Diyarbakır to denounce the serious human rights violations committed during the curfews in Cizre, Sur, Silopi and Nusaybin, and to make a public appeal for the protection of cultural property and heritage during the conflict.

The observer delegation presents this comprehensive report which includes the background, the course of the 15 June 2022 hearing, as well as a critical analysis of the trial and the hearing.

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