Turkish Court Releases 10 Detained Amnesty Int’l Human Right Defenders


LAGOS OCTOBER 26TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A court in Istanbul, Turkey has conditionally released ten detained human rights defenders while their trial continues.
Among those ten released is Idil Eser, Amnesty International Turkey’s Director.
Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General in a statement made available to NewsRangers said, “Today, finally, we celebrate that our friends and colleagues can go back with their loved ones and can sleep in their own beds for the first time in almost four months.
“But any joy is tainted by the ongoing detention of Amnesty International’s chair, Taner K?l?ç, whose separate trial is due to start today.
“These politically motivated prosecutions are an attempt to silence critical voices within Turkey but have only served to highlight the importance of human rights and those who dedicate their lives to defending them.
“We take a brief moment to celebrate, but we will continue our struggle to ensure that Taner, ?dil and their colleagues are acquitted of these baseless charges. We will not stop until the charges are dropped and all of them are free.”

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