September 2017 (Human Rights Defenders in Turkey: The Istanbul 10)

February 2, 2018

In light of the degrading human rights landscape in Turkey, our call examined the crackdown on human rights activists, media outlets and journalists, including the detention of both the Director and Chair of Amnesty Turkey. We provided background to the worsening conditions and the circumstances of the detentions. We offered options for members to help Defend the Defenders.


  • Emily Walsh, Human Rights Defenders Campaigner, AIUSA
  • Howard Eissenstat, AIUSA Country Specialist for Turkey
  • Ciara Bennese, AIUSA Legislative Coordinator, FL