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Next month we will mark the 1st anniversary of the imprisonment of @Amnesty's #TanerKilic. He is being held on absurd "terrorism" charges.

For more than 5 decades, Amnesty has campaigned to free prisoners of conscience in #Turkey. Including writers, politicians etc. #FreeTaner
In 1964, #Turkey's former president, Celal Bayar, wrote to @amnesty from jail to thank us for campaigning for his release.

Next month we will mark a year in prison for Amnesty Turkey's honorary chair #TanerKilic. #FreeTaner #FreeRightsDefenders
“We will be free together
We will struggle together
We will win together.”
Politician, author & sociologist, Behice Boran, was an @Amnesty Prisoner of Conscience in #Turkey in 1973. Today Amnesty #Turkey's honorary chair has been in jail for almost a year. #FreeTaner #TanerKilic
Forty years ago, @amnesty won the Nobel Peace Prize.
An ex prisoner of conscience from #Turkey, Mumtaz Soysal, collected it on our behalf.
"Soon night will fall & they'll close the cell doors.
I don't feel lonely.
I am with the whole of mankind & mankind is with me."
“As human rights violations increase, so do the attacks against people who expose them." Human rights activist and politician, Akin Birdal, was an @Amnesty Prisoner of Conscience in 1999.

On 6 June, Amnesty Turkey's honorary chair will have been in jail for a year. #FreeTaner
“Women know that even a single life saved represents hope.” Writer, Sevgi Soysal, was an @Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience in #Turkey in 1972.

Today #TanerKilic, honorary chair of Amnesty Turkey, is in jail separated from his wife & daughters for 1 year. #FreeTaner
“Time is a flowing water with no return
It carries away all obstacles on its way
Days of freedom approach day by day
Always look at future years with hope."
Writer, Eşber Yağmurdereli, was an @Amnesty Prisoner of Conscience in #Turkey in 1997. After a year it's time to #FreeTaner
“The key indicator of a civilized society is not its roads, its dams or its skyscrapers. Rather it is whether it has free expression."

Writer, Ismail Besikci, was an @Amnesty Prisoner of Conscience in #Turkey in 1971.

47 years on, Amnesty's #TanerKilic is in jail. #FreeTaner
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