Minister of Justice
Dear Minister Bekir Bozdağ,
I call on you to repeal laws in Turkey that stifle people’s right to freedom of expression. Lawyer and former newspaper editor Eren Keskin is a victim of these laws; she must not be imprisoned for speaking out for justice.
In 2014, Eren was convicted of “insulting the Turkish state” because she spoke out against the killing of a 12-year-old boy by the army. She has been brought before the courts more than 100 times because of her outspoken stand on the plight of Turkey’s Kurdish minority. The sheer volume of cases against her is nothing short of harassment.
Eren must not be imprisoned simply for criticizing the state. A truly robust state is one that listens to its critics. Show the world that Turkey is such a state.