Alp Ayan

Online Profile

  • Co-founder, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, 1990
  • A defendant in 41 cases in which the authorities accused him of wrongdoing for his advocacy and psychiatric treatment of torture survivors
  • Recipient of the 2006 Barbara Chester Award for his work with torture survivors
  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard University and the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital 2005-6
  • Contributing author of the Istanbul Protocol for the documentation of torture