The Committee of Concerned Scientists (CCS) has joined Amnesty’s campaign for freedom of expression in Turkey.
In their statement CCS writes:
CCS has received a number of complaints concerning imprisonment and prosecution of Turkish academics that seem to lack due process and regard for freedom of expression in each case. Professors Haberal and Hilmioglu. still in jail and in ill health, have been threatened with life sentences. Pinar Selek, a writer and scholar, was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced in absentia to aggravated life imprisonment, based on charges that had been found to have been recanted by one court and reinstated by another. We are continuing to monitor other individual cases of academics in Turkey being penalized for expressing their opinion, while Amnesty reviews the totality of human rights situation in reports cited below and finds that Turkey is failing to live up to its obligations under international law.
Have you lent your name to the struggle for freedom of expression in Turkey?
Or if you use twitter:
.@RT_Erdogan Decriminalize dissent in #Turkey to express peaceful opinion is not a crime #buyasaylaolmaz #yargıpaketi #freedomofexpression
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