Update 27/10/17: We could not have done this without you! A court in Istanbul ruled to release the remaining Istanbul 10 from prison on 25 October! But our campaign is not over. Taner is still imprisoned, and the Istanbul 10 are still facing charges. Their next court date is 22 November. We cannot let defending human rights be treated as ‘crimes’.
Take action to campaign for Taner Kilic and the Istanbul 10, who are being persecuted for defending human rights.
Right now, 11 people who have dedicated their lives to defending the human rights of journalists, activists and other dissenting voices in Turkey are themselves in danger. Among them are Amnesty International’s Taner Kılıç and İdil Eser. All are on trial for “terrorism” related crimes – an absurd attempt to choke their human rights activism.
Tell Turkey to stop persecuting these rights defenders and drop the charges against them.
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