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250K member Italian National Bar Association “strongly condemns” arrests of Turkish lawyers

The Consiglio Nazionale Forense, which represents 250.000 lawyers across Italy in 139 Bars and Law Societies of Italian cities, published a letter in which the Council expressed “the strongest condemnation for the final closure of some associations of lawyers and the arrest of many colleagues in Turkey.” The letter also protested “for the arrest, that took place at Istanbul airport, on January 13, 2017, of lawyer Barbara Spinelli, from the Court of Bologna, which, after 17 hours of deprivation of liberty, was permanently expelled from Turkey and repatriated with a flight Istanbul- Bologna.”

The full letter is below:

 

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