We are thrilled to announce that our colleague, Taner Kılıç, Honorary Chair of Amnesty Turkey, has been released from jail today after over 432 days in prison.
“We are overjoyed at this news. It has taken us more than a year of campaigning and struggle to get here, but it appears that Taner will finally be freed." Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s new Secretary General.
Millions of people worldwide have taken action on this case, which has no doubt pressured the authorities, helping to secure Taner’s release.
Thank you to all of those who sent messages of solidarity for Taner as part of Write for Rights 2017!
In Canada and thanks to the support of people like you, we have spoken up for Taner:
February 2018. Solidarity action after Taner’s release and re-arrest.