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.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 Ambassador2) 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. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES