Unjust / Wrongful Convictions

Turkey jails Amnesty executives and rights activists in ‘terrorism’ case

Istanbul Heavy Penal Court has sentenced Taner Kılıç, former chair of Amnesty Turkey, to 6 years and 3 months under Article 314 § 2 of Turkish Penal Code which stipulates the membership of an armed terrorist organisation. İdil Eser former director of Amnesty Turkey, Özlem Dalkıran of Citizens’ Assembly and Günal Kurşun of  the Human Rights Agenda Association were all convicted for 25 months for assisting a terrorist organisation.