Şebnem Korur Fincanci born March 21, 1959. President Turkish Human Rights Foundation; Professor Forensic Medicine Istanbul 1996; led sit-in at Parliament for peace 2016; arrested for terrorism 2016, advocating Kurdish free speech; first International Medical Peace award 2011 for opposition to torture.
“Torture is not absent in Turkey. There are other forms of torture. The aim of torture is to eliminate people’s personalities and integrity and also to spread fear in society. We see that there are attacks against the society’s integrity. There are intense efforts toward marginalizing and isolating people via disinformation, threats and insults.” (Daily News, Feb. 20, 2015; photo imctv.com.tr)