Mass arbitrary arrest of women’s rights activists in Diyarbakır
16 Mar 2022
Rights at stake and state’s obligations
The actor of the backlash
The form of backlash
On 16 March, 24 women’s rights defenders and activists in Diyarbakır were detained by police. According to FIDH, they were interrogated on gatherings and demonstrations such as those for International Women’s Day, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and protests against the withdrawal of the Istanbul Convention. On 18 March, 11 of the activists and defenders were sent to Diyarbakır Prison, while the rest were released.
Initiatives to support: Statement by FIDH