Happy Birthday Taner
On 6 June 2017, our friend and colleague Taner Kılıç, a human rights lawyer and the Chair of Amnesty Turkey, was arrested. He has been in prison ever since. Taner is currently on trial, charged with “membership of an armed terrorist organization”. If found guilty he faces up to 15 years in jail. He has done nothing wrong. Taner is not a terrorist, Taner is a human rights defender and lawyer. Taner was one of the first lawyers in Turkey to advocate for the rights of refugees and has spent his working life trying to better the situation of refugees who have fled to Turkey.
Members of the Salisbury group of Amnesty send birthday greetings to Taner.
If you would like to join the local group you would be very welcome. Come along to one of our actions and make yourself known. Details will be posted here and on Twitter and Facebook – salisburyai