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Solidarity visit to Amnesty International in Istanbul

Today diplomats of the European Union, Denmark and like-minded member countries as well as the US, Canada, Norway and Switzerland paid a solidarity visit to Amnesty International in Istanbul.


As highlighted recently by the European Union Spokesperson, Amnesty International is an internationally highly respected organisation and member of the civil society which is a key pillar of democracy.


The Diplomats discussed the arrest of Taner Kiliç, lawyer and Chair of Amnesty International in Turkey, stressing the need to respect the principle of presumption of innocence and to clarify the charges swiftly. The diplomats pledged to follow the case with special attention, in line with the European Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders.


Taner Kiliç was arrested June 6 2017.


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