Protection Trial: Turkish Human Rights Campaigners angered. Charge against
Austrian Association of Judges
human rights campaigners have responded angrily to a statement given by
the Association of Judges earlier this week. The association's statement
followed strong criticism from the media for the decision to charge a professor
of law for criticising the judge's handling of the animal protection case
newspaper interview the professor stated that, after being at the court
she was of the opinion that the defendants were not being given a fair trial.
The Vice President of the Association of Judges told the press We are not
in Turkey, we are not in Sudan. Here we conform to human rights.
by the statement, human rights campaigners in Turkey wrote a public letter
concerning the matter which can be read at the following link:
letter campaigners from the group 'Freedom to Earth Association' point out
that human rights violations in Turkey are not an excuse to ignore fundamental
rights of people in Austria, as they are being in the animal protection
are being brought against the Vice President of the Austrian Judges Association