As in October, an international trade union delegation attended the hearing to express solidarity and support to the trade unionists. The 15 women remain prosecuted as charges were not lifted. The next hearing is scheduled for April 2013.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, the ITUC has once again urged the Turkish government to stop the judicial harassment against trade unionists and ensure a fair and timely judicial process.
To date, more than 60 trade unionists remain in detention in Turkey, and many more are waiting to appear in court.