The Director of Amnesty International Turkey and other human rights defenders in Jail

Image from Cascade of Rant, Amnesty International labeled for reuse

Earlier this month Alex Neve, from Amnesty International Canada, sent out an email about arrest by Turkish authorities of six human rights activists including the Director of Amnesty International Turkey.  On July 22, four human rights activists in Turkey, who had been released on bail, were rearrested.  It is heartbreaking to see what is happening in Turkey and organizations that stand up against the government are being targeted. 

I grew up writing letters to free prisoners of conscience so I wrote a letter to the government. I cannot imagine a better cause than fighting for the rights of people like us who standing up for what is right against immeasurable odds.  It is a small thing to do, but your letters do matter to the prisoners and sometimes the jailors.  Please write, if for no other reason, then because they would have done it for you.   

 

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