Hizmet Watch

Mapping Human Rights Violations against the Hizmet Movement

Alert Type: Threat

My husband is being tortured and I am worried about his life

“My name is S.A.. I’m a teacher. The police came to our house on a Thursday night at the end…

I destroyed books and memories in Turkey’s purge

I am a teacher who was laid off on 25th July and was dismissed completely from my profession for no…

Zaman Britain ceases publication amid pressure

The British edition of Turkey’s leading opposition newspaper, Zaman, ceased publishing and its staff have removed the newspaper’s sign outside…

Belgium resident says Hizmet people should be stoned

A Belgium resident posting messages on social media says that Hizmet people should be stoned, but not until they die….

Newspaper forced to close in Belgium

ZAMAN Belgium has decided to cease its publication due to increasing threats to its readers and journalists. The newspaper Zaman,…

Newspaper forced to shut down in Germany

The Turkish-language newspaper Zaman will stop its operations in Germany after receiving threats to its readers, a member of staff…

Families pull their children from school after pressure and threats

Some families were forced to pull their children from a school affiliated with the Hizmet Movement, as a result of…

Prominent educator receives death threats

Ercan Karakoyun, a prominent educator and dialogue pioneer within Berlin’s Turkish community, has received six death threats via email and…

Threatening text messages sent to Turkish imam

Osman Örs, a Berlin imam and hizmet sympathiser received threatening messages on his mobile. “I got threatening messages on my…

Zaman France closes down in the face of threats

Zaman France weekly was terminated with concerns over reader and journalist safety and threats. In the face of threats, intimidation…

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