was a Kurdish lawyer and the chairman of Diyarbakır Bar Association. He was killed in the Sur district of Diyarbakir in the southeastern region of Turkey on 28 November 2015. He was shot once in the head while giving a press statement at the "Four-legged Minaret" of Sheikh Matar Mosque calling for an end to violence.
Elçi was detained several times and received death threats after saying the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) should not be regarded as a terrorist organization. In October 2015, Elçi was detained by Turkish authorities on charges of disseminating "terrorist propaganda" on behalf of the PKK.
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