As the Unconditional Justice Movement, we assume the advocacy of Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a human rights defender, whose voice he voiced this week and whose struggle we take as an example for thousands of people who defend their rights!
- The struggle for human rights has been continuing since the history of civilization and the voices of human rights defenders are tried to be cut off by the power centers in various ways. One of the most recent examples of this in Turkey, the political decision about Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu. The reason for the decision is that Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu announced all human rights violations to the public regardless of class or opinion.
- The accusation against Gergerlioğlu is propaganda for the organization because he shared a report published on a news site called T24. However, neither a lawsuit, a decision to block access to the news, nor any investigation against anyone who wrote, published or shared the news was opened. The only accusation is a news tweet shared with the purpose of sharing the “demand for peace”. And the only person accused of sharing this news is Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu.
- First of all, what should be known is the right to immunity in the Constitution; It is not for members of the political power who commit crimes against humanity, but for deputies who struggle for human rights against these crimes, such as Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu.
- Gergerlioğlu is a member of parliament and voices the voices of different opinions on the parliament rostrum for the democratic functioning of the parliament.
- Gergerlioğlu, having legislative immunity, should be given a “Stop Decision” in the trial, since the conditions of the trial are not fulfilled. While the trial should have continued after Gergerlioğlu’s parliamentary membership was over, the trial was not stopped. The only exception to this is that it is in flagrante delicto and there are cases regulated in article 14 of the Constitution. However, in the case of Gergerlioğlu, there are neither flaws nor situations in article 14. Not to stop the trial initiated due to a tweet that consists of exercising freedom of expression until the end of the term of parliament is a legal freak to put it mildly.
- A deputy who is alleged to have committed an offense before or after the election cannot be arrested, interrogated, arrested or tried unless the Assembly decides. The cases in Article 14 of the Constitution are excluded from this provision, provided that an investigation has been initiated before the election and in flagrante delicto which requires a heavy penalty. However, in this case the state authorities immediately and directly to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey is obliged to inform.
We, as the Unconditional Justice Movement, will always be on the side of Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu alongside human rights and universal values, we have not accepted the pressure of the judiciary under the command of politics, we will not!