Taner K?l?ç was just doing his job, exposing human rights abuses in Turkey as Chair of Amnesty International in that country. 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 human 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.
Taner is still in prison – and even though the Istanbul 10 have been released thanks to our campaigning, they are still at risk.