Turkey - Prison sentences for union officials - April 30, 2017

Trade union TÜMTİS is enmeshed in decade-long legal cases that threaten to erode the rights of all unions in the country. Fourteen Ankara Branch officials of the trade union received prison sentences ranging from 1.5 years to 6.5 years for the reason of recruiting new members. There have been a number of protests against the prison sentences handed down to the 14 TÜMTİS leaders. Labour, occupational and non-governmental organisations have criticised the sentence and expressed solidarity with the union.

English: http://tumtis.org/v2/2017/0414/news-from-tumtis/

https://www.equaltimes.org/tumtis-and-the-case-that-threatens ...  

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