Hizmet Watch

Mapping Human Rights Violations against the Hizmet Movement

Location: France

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…

Turkish man refused entry to UK as his passport was revoked

A Turkish citizen holding a UK residence permit was refused entry when he was returning to the UK from Calais…

Angry mob attacks and damages youth hostel

A Hizmet-affiliated hostel was attacked by an angry mob of demonstrators shouting slogans in support of President Erdogan and threats…

Mobs gathered in Béziers threaten to ‘hang’ Hizmet sympathisers

Following the attempted coup in Turkey, angry crowds spurred on by provocateurs gathered in Béziers, France, targeting individuals and organisations…

Antagonists attempted arson attack of Hizmet school

A group of pro-AKP supporters defaced the sign of Educ’active School in Paris with the word traitor’. They further exchanged…

Hizmet peoples’ houses threatened with arson in Orleans

There have been numerous incidents of threatening behaviour and language towards Hizmet people across Orleans, 120km’s south of Paris. A…

Abuse and threats made to education centre

On 16 July an individual went to Etude Plus Education Centre in Annecy and called the mobile number of its…

Rumi Cultural Centre set alight in arson attack

A mob attacked and set alight a cultural centre in Sens, South-east of Paris, known as the Rumi Sens Cultural…

Angry mob attacks community centre in Mulhouse

At approximately 01:00hr, a large group of protestors descended upon the Horizon community centre in Mulhouse, France. Chanting slogans in…

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