Turkey: Taner Kilic Released | News

Taner Kilic with his family
Photo Credit: Amnesty

August 2018

Taner Kilic, the Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, has been released after spending more than fourteen months in prison. The release pending trial was ordered after a monthly review of his imprisonment by the Istanbul 35th High Criminal Court. Mr. Kilic was arrested on 5 June 2017while meeting with eleven other activists on Büyükada, one of İstanbul’s Prince’s Islands. He has been charged with membership in a terrorist organization. LRWC has been monitoring the situation in Turkey, and has written several letters in support of Mr. Kilic and other human rights defenders.

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