Human Rights Defenders Receive Protection, Thank Urgent Action Activists

Victory
August 2, 2005

Human Rights Defenders Receive Protection, Thank Urgent Action Activists

Three members of the Insan Haklari Dernegi (IHD), Human Rights Association, Eren Keskin, Saban Dayanan and Dogan Genc have not received any further death threats following the threatening letters sent to their home and work addresses on April 19, 2005, by an ultra-nationalist group. The Turkish authorities have informed Amnesty International that the Ministry of the Interior is investigating the threats against three human rights defenders and that they have warned all the provincial governors in Turkey to take "the necessary security precautions" to protect the branches of IHD and other non-governmental organizations in case of possible attacks.