04/09/2018

Urgent Action Update: Ten Students Remanded for Anti-War Protest (Turkey: UA 66.18)


Three separate Istanbul courts have remanded in prison a total of ten Boğaziçi University students, for ‘making propaganda for a terrorist organization’, and released seven others on bail. On 19 March, the students had peacefully protested Turkey’s military operation in Afrin, northern Syria. They must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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Three separate Istanbul courts have remanded in prison a total of ten Boğaziçi University students, for ‘making propaganda for a terrorist organization’, and released seven others on bail. On 19 March, the students had peacefully protested Turkey’s military operation in Afrin, northern Syria. They must be immediately and unconditionally released.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release the ten students held in pre-trial detention;
  • Ensure that no Boğaziçi University students face further investigation or prosecution for taking part in a peaceful protest;
  • Ensure that they are not subject to any administrative sanction and are able to continue their studies at university.

Contact these two officials by 18 May, 2018:

Minister of Justice
Mr. Abdülhamit Gül
Adalet Bakanlığı
06659 Ankara
Turkey
Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70
Fax: +90 (0312) 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]
Contact Form: http://washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/Mission/Contact
Twitter: @SerdarKilic9
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 66.18

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