Free Nevin Yildirim
  • Petitioned Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey

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Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey

Free Nevin Yildirim

    1. Candace Brasuell
    2. Petition by

      Candace Brasuell

      Elkins, AR

26 year old Yildirim, a married mother of two, killed and beheaded the man who had been raping her and threatening her family for 8 months. She is currently pregnant with his unborn child. In adherance with her culture, she believed that killing this man was the only way to protect her family and her honor. The Turkish judicial system should show mercy to this woman, the victim in this terrible situation.

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    • Amber Mull-Bovetti LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      Women shouldn't have to be afraid to tell authorities or family that they are being sexually abused. I know about honor killings and she would have been set up and killed. She may still be killed for something she felt no one would help her with without it turning in to a witch hunt.

    • Sandi Nowakowski BLACK EARTH, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      Because the crime of defending yourself is a crime all women have been punished for. I think we've already done our time. She has definately done hers. She needs support, not a jail cell.


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