Demand justice for human rights defenders in Turkey
Taner Kılıç was just doing his job, exposing human rights abuses Chair of Amnesty Internationalin Turkey. But on 9 June 2017, he was thrown into prison on the baseless accusation of being a member of an “armed terrorist organization”.
One month later, 10 other rights defenders, including Amnesty International Turkey’s Director were detained while attending a routine workshop for human rights activists in Istanbul. All are on trial for “terrorism” related crimes – an absurd attempt to choke their human rights activism.
They have dedicated their lives to peacefully protecting people’s human rights in Turkey and elsewhere.
Tell Turkey to drop the charges against them. Defending human rights is not a crime.