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Write for Rights | Amnesty International

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.

Source: Write for Rights | Amnesty International

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