July 7, 2017

Urgent Action: Free Director Of AI Turkey (Turkey: UA 166.17)


Eight human rights defenders, including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director İdil Eser, and two international IT trainers, were detained by police on 5 July as they were participating in a workshop in Istanbul. They must be released immediately and unconditionally as they are prisoners of conscience.

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Eight human rights defenders, including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director İdil Eser, and two international IT trainers, were detained by police on 5 July as they were participating in a workshop in Istanbul. They must be released immediately and unconditionally as they are prisoners of conscience.

1) TAKE ACTION

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the Minister of Justice to release human rights defenders Günal Kurşun, İdil Eser, İlknur Üstün, Nalan Erkem, Nejat Taştan, Özlem Dalkıran, Şeyhmuz Özbekli, Veli Acu and the two IT international trainers Ali Gharavi and Peter Steudtner immediately and unconditionally.

Contact these two officials by 18 August, 2017:

Minister of Justice
Mr Bekir Bozdağ
Ministry of Justice
Adalet Bakanlığı
06659 Ankara, Turkey
Fax: +90 312 419 33 70
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Serdar Kiliç, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
2525 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 612 6700 OR 202 612 6701
Fax: 1 202 612 6744
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @TurkishEmbassy
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

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