#Justice for 668Babies, 17,000Women, and all innocents allegedly arrested by TurkishRegime

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In recent years, Turkey has experienced a sharp declining trend in almost all democratic indicators, including civil, political, economic and social rights, freedom of expression and media. Apart from these, the violation of human rights against women and children have been in a disturbingly rising pattern. However, the situation deteriorated substantially in the aftermath of the attempted, doubtful coup of July, 2016.

After the failed coup, Turkish regime boosted the witch-hunt (which the government started after uncovering of their huge bribery) under an umbrella of the state of emergency calling the coup attempt "a gift from God". 

By the end of August 2017, there are 668 children under age 6 in jails with their mothers who are denied their right to nutritious food and access to basic healthcare.

Age                Number of children
0-12 months         149
1-3 years               381
4-6 years              127

The mothers of these children are just 668 of 17,000 women who have imprisoned allegedly, who face torture, abuse, and ill-treatment in Turkey prisons, not having a fair trial. 

Most alarming, since July 15, 2016                            

  • 147,932           got sacked
  • 130,214           detained
  • 62,211             arrested
  • 3,003               schools, dormitories, and universities shut down
  • 5,946               academics lost jobs
  • 4,463               judges, prosecutors dismissed
  • 187                  media outlets shut down
  • 308                  journalists arrested

         as of December 5, 2017, with increase day after day

So, I think it is an important time for everyone to collaborate, from all parts of the world, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, and creed, hand in hand, to stop this tragedy, to support babies, women, journalists, judges, prosecutors, human rights defenders (incl. Amnesty International's Turkey staff) and many innocent others who are crushed under tyranny of Turkish dictatorial regime, who are imprisoned without any evidence, any trial.

It is an important time to show that we can really succor each other from other parts of the world!

Let us demonstrate that it is possible to change, to put pressure on a dictatorial regime and to force the authoritarians to follow democracy with the solidarity of nations.

Let us request from related organizations worldwide to put pressure on Turkish Government to:

I hope we all, together with you, will be able to mobilize some related organizations including United Nations, European Court of Human Rights and parliaments of most countries as much as possible.

And I hope this petition will also be an example of solidarity of nations, an example that will give hope to all victims of unlawfulness around the world.

 

You can sign the following petition also: #668BabiesToPrison 

 

For more information about what is going wrong in Turkey and the consequences of the collapse of law, visit:

https://turkeypurge.com/

http://jwf.org/reports/

 



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