May 26, 2017

Urgent Action: Turkish Man Detained And At Risk Of Extradition (Thailand: UA 122.17)


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Myanmar-based Turkish education professional, M. Furkan Sökmen was detained in Yangon International Airport on 24 May and last known to be in the transit area of a Bangkok airport. Amnesty International fears he is at risk of extradition to Turkey where he could face torture or ill-treatment.

1) TAKE ACTION

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

  • Urging the Thai authorities to comply with their obligations under international human rights law not to deport, extradite or otherwise return M. Furkan Sökmen to a country where he would be at risk of torture, other ill-treatment or serious human rights violations;
  • Expressing concern about the arbitrary manner in which M. Furkan Sökmen has reportedly been detained;
  • Urging authorities to grant M. Furkan Sökmen immediate access to a lawyer and reminding them that in all proceedings the most rigorous internationally recognized standards for fair trial must be respected.

Contact these two officials by 7 July, 2017:

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Don Pramudwinai
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sri Ayudhya Road
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Fax: +66 2643 5320 / +66 2643 5314
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Pisan Manawapat, Royal Embassy of Thailand
1024 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202 944 3600 I Fax: 1 202 944 3611
Contact form: http://thaiembdc.org/contact/
Twitter: @ThaiEmbDC
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

 

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 122.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

 

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