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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Release Taner Kılıç - Amnesty Turkey

Taner Kılıç, Chair of Amnesty Turkey, was detained in the early hours of 6 June along with 22 other lawyers on suspicion of involvement with Fethullah Gülen’s “terrorist organisation”.

A month later İdil Eser, Director of Amnesty Turkey, was attending a routine digital security and information management workshop in a hotel in Büyükada, Istanbul when the authorities burst in and arrested her, along with nine other activists, without giving a reason.

Charges have now been officially filed with the Turkish courts, accusing them both of involvement with “terrorist organisations”, and they remain in prison awaiting trial. Continue

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