Being arrested for using encryption like being arrested for locking your front door or owning a safe.

  • 0

Being arrested for using encryption like being arrested for locking your front door or owning a safe.

This piece was written by PI Policy Officer Lucy Purdon.

The repercussions from the failed military coup in Turkey on 15 July 2016 have impacted almost every part of Turkish society as President Erdoğan clamps down on perceived and actual opposition in a never ending cycle of raids, arrests and detentions.

“Read More”


  • 0

An article via Justice at Swiss Supreme Court Thomas Stadelmann about @BylockReality

COULD IT BE A CRIME TO USE BYLOCK?

Turkish judicial and administrative authorities have been trying to establish a perception through ByLock which is an encrypted messaging application for smart phone, and can be downloaded in google play and used to be downloaded in apple store as well. Although Bylock, which is a legal app, can be downloaded via apple store and google play, they reflects it as an illegal application in order to strengthen their thesis and their claims. From their perspective using or downloading ByLock is considered a crime which means a member of armed terrorist organization behind the attempted coup and so it was accepted and applied as the most important evidence of membership of terrorist organization.

“Read More”


  • 0

Opinion on the Legality of the Actions of the Turkish State in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in 2016 and the Relianc e on Use of the Bylock App as evidence of membership of a terrorist organisation

A summary of an opinion on the legality of the actions of the Turkish State in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in 2016 and the reliance on use of the Bylock messaging application as evidence of membership of a terrorist organisation by William Clegg QC who was assisted by Simon Baker. The opinion also contains a digital forensic report by Thomas K Moore, whose main findings have also been summarised below.

Summary of Opinion by William Clegg QC and Simon Baker

“Read More”


  • 0

HRC 36: Secure digital communications in Turkey are essential for human rights

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and IFEX submitted a written statement ahead of the Human Rights Council’s 36th session to express their grave concern about the growing crackdown on the use of secure digital communications, and in particular the arrest and pre-trial detention of IT consultant Ali Gharavi and non-violence and wellbeing trainer Peter Steudtner, together with eight Turkish human rights defenders.

“Read More”