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Huda Kaya and the Malatya 75

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huda-kayaBarrister Osama Daneshyar shares his memories of the case, which he attended as an IHRC trial observer in 1999.

His report into the case was circulated widely including through the UN system and is widely held to be the reason for the release of all the detainees.

The detainees were arrested and charged with treason for protesting the headscarf ban in Turkish universities. The role of thousands of IHRC campaigners writing letters of protest and highlighting the injustice of the erstwhile Turkish regime was recognised by Huda Kaya and her daughters, the leaders of the protest. To read the report visit

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