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Source: Amnesty International –

In a scene that could have been lifted from a Hollywood thriller, dozens of police raid a hotel on a picturesque island near Istanbul, seize computers and phones and bundle 10 people into a van.

They – and another man arrested earlier –  are arrested and are charged with ‘terrorism’ offences.

But these 11 have committed no crime. They are prominent human rights activists and include my colleagues İdil Eser and Taner Kılıç who, at that time, were the director and chair of Amnesty International Turkey.

That was back in the summer of 2017.

On Wednesday, after many months in jail and two-and-a-half years before the courts, a judge will pronounce a verdict. If convicted, they face jail terms of up to 15 years.

In a scene that could have been lifted from a Hollywood thriller, dozens of police raid a hotel seize computers and phones and bundle 10 people into a van

MIL OSI NGO