In July 2017, our friend and colleague İdil Eser, the Director of Amnesty Turkey, was detained along with nine other human rights defenders in Istanbul. Currently eight of them are in prison and two are on bail, all are facing an investigation under anti-terrorism laws. Yet they have done nothing wrong.
It came only a month after Amnesty Turkey’s Chair, Taner Kılıç was detained, also unfairly. He remains in prison.
On 14 October 2017, Amnesty will hold a global day of action demanding their release to coincide with Idil’s birthday. We need you to help us celebrate Idil's birthday by taking a solidarity photo. Amnesty supporters around the world will be throwing birthday parties and taking photos. The images will be shared with Idil and her family to let them know we are thinking of her, and will let others know that we are in solidarity with human rights defenders in Turkey.
Join us as we #PartyWithIdil!