Statement of the European Junior Doctors Association regarding the Detention of the President of the Turkish Medical Association
Brussels, 28 October 2022
The European Junior Doctors’ Association (EJD) joins the World Medical Association and other European Medical Organizations in their condemnation of the detention of Dr Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the President of the Turkish Medical Association, as well as in calling for her immediate release.
On Wednesday the 26th of October the president of Turkish Doctors was arrested after publicly calling for an investigation of the use of chemical weapons against Kurds in Iraq. Our organizations join those who support the call for an independent investigation into the reported use of chemical weapons and we demand Turkish authorities to respect their obligations under international law.
European doctors demand the immediate release of Şebnem Korur since these actions constitute an unjustified violation of human rights.
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