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Letters from Murat Arslan

The letters that Murat Arslan, the President of YARSAV, has written from Sincan prison to the President and former President of MEDEL (also published in Questione Giustizia)

Dear Mariarosaria Guglielmi,

I am writing to express my heartfelt congratulations on your recent appointment as the President of MEDEL. This is truly a remarkable achievement and one that you should be immensely proud of. I cannot imagine the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice that has gone into earning this honor, and I want to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate all that you have accomplished.

It is clear that you have always been driven by a deep sense of purpose and a desire to make a positive impact in the world. Your unwavering commitment to justice, fairness, and the rule of law is a testament to your character and integrity, and it is an inspiration to all of us who are striving to make a difference in our own lives and communities.

I am confident that your leadership and vision will be invaluable in guiding MEDEL to new heights, and in advancing the organization’s mission to promote human rights, democracy, and the independence of the judiciary all across the globe. You have always been a champion for the marginalized and the oppressed, and I know that you will continue to fight tirelessly for those who are voiceless and underrepresented.

As you embark on this new journey as the President of MEDEL, please know that you have the support, admiration, and respect of so many people who believe in you and your mission. You have touched the lives of countless individuals with your kindness, compassion, and unwavering commitment to justice, and we are all honored to call you our leader and friend.

Once again, congratulations on your appointment as President of MEDEL. I wish you every success in your new role, and I look forward to following your continued success with admiration and pride.


Murat Arslan
Vaclav Havel Laureate- President of YARSAV
From Sincan Prison


Dear Filipe César Marques,

I am writing to express my deepest gratitude and admiration for your outstanding contributions to the fight against injustices in Turkey, Poland and in other countries. Your unwavering commitment to promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law has been a true inspiration to all those who believe in the power of justice to transform societies and build a better world.

As the former President of MEDEL, you have played an instrumental role in advocating for the rights of judges, prosecutors, and lawyers in Turkey, and for the protection of the independence of the judiciary. Your tireless efforts to raise awareness of the human rights abuses committed by the Turkish government, and to hold those responsible accountable, have been truly remarkable.

Your leadership and vision have been instrumental in guiding MEDEL to become a leading voice in the fight against injustices in Turkey, and your legacy will continue to inspire generations of activists and advocates for years to come.

I am deeply grateful for your contributions to the cause of justice and for your unwavering commitment to defending the rights and freedoms of all people. Your courage, resilience, and determination in the face of adversity are an inspiration to us all, and a testament to the power of the human spirit to overcome even the most daunting challenges.

On behalf of all those who have been touched by your work, I want to offer my sincerest thanks and appreciation for your invaluable contributions to the fight against injustices in Turkey. You have made a lasting impact on the lives of countless individuals, and your legacy will continue to shine brightly as a beacon of hope and inspiration for all those who believe in the power of justice to create a better world.

With deepest admiration and respect,

Murat Arslan
Vaclav Havel Laureate- President of YARSAV
From Sincan Prison

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