Our Angel Mother, Melek

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Our Angel Mother, Melek

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Turkish Cadets started this petition to Human Rights Campaign and

Melek Cetinkaya, the mother of an innocent Turkish cadet (who received life imprisonment after a coup attempt - orchestrated by his superiors), will begin a peaceful protest on 19th January, 2020.

On the evening of 15 July 2016, innocent soldiers and cadets (who were not informed of the coup-attempt), were suddenly taken out from their barracks by orders of commanders, and, without explanation or reason were sent to regions with intense chaos. Merely for being present at the scene, under orders of superiors, 355 cadets, including the son of Melek Cetinkaya, received life imprisonment.

As a result the desperate mother has begun a series of peaceful protest attempts, all ending with custody. Her most recent protest attempt on the 14th of January, was met by police force within 15 minutes of setting up, and before even being granted the right to speak she was forced to stop, and yet again, she was taken into custody.

This clearly illustrate violations of *Articles 19 and 20 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights*, which grant the mother, Melek, freedom to join associations, meet with others in a peaceful way and uphold freedoms of expression and the right to spread information.

Let her voice be heard!

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