Tag Archives: Action

For Hakan, an outpouring of support

As I wrote in December, Hakan Yaman was in the wrong place at the wrong time.  For this, he was beaten so badly by police that his skull partially collapsed.  An officer then gouged out one of Yaman’s eyes (he … Continue reading

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Take action! The case of Sultani Acibuca

A grandmother threatened with prison for speaking for peace.  That, in a nutshell, is the case of Sultani Acibuca, member of a group of mothers who have lost or had sons imprisoned as part of the conflict between the Turkish … Continue reading

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Our latest TURKRAN Message

Below is the message that went out to our TURKRAN members today. To join the TURKRAN, contact Natsumi Ajiki at najiki@mac.com Dear members of Amnesty International USA Turkey Regional Action Network (AIUSA-TURKRAN), I am excited to share with you an … Continue reading

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Put yourself on the map and support freedom of assembly and expression in Turkey!

A fantastic new internet campaign from the folks at Amnesty International – Turkey!  Show your support today!

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Take Action for Freedom of Expression in Turkey (Turkish Action)

For Turkish speakers, here is a link to  Amnesty International – Turkey’s action in support of Freedom of Expression in Turkey [in Turkish only].  We’ll have more information for those outside of Turkey later today.  

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Take action! Call on Turkey to Decriminalize Dissent and Offer Real Reform

This Spring promises to be a historic one for Turkey and its citizens.   Yesterday, jailed PKK leader, Abdullah Ocalan, called for a cease fire as part of his on-going negotiations with Turkish authorities. [Look here for Amnesty’s statement in response … Continue reading

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