Picket of Turkish Embassy Friday January 13th

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Battlescarred
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Jan 10 2017 16:28
Picket of Turkish Embassy Friday January 13th

12-2pm 43 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NT:
Organised by London Anarchist Federation. Feel free to add your group to sponsor:
Solidarity with Hüseyin Civan
The wave of repression unleashed by the Erdogan regime in Turkey has resulted in thousands losing their jobs and thousands imprisoned. Recently Hüseyin Civan, managing editor of Meydan, a paper that represented the views of the DAF (Devrimci Anarsist Faaliyet / Anarchist Revolutionary Action), received a prison sentence of one year and three months.
This was the result of the action of the chief public prosecutor who pursued Meydan over articles published in issue 30, December 2015. The charge against our comrade was “making propaganda for the methods of a terrorist organization constituting coercion, violence or threats through legitimizing or praising or encouraging the use of these methods”.
Meydan was closed down after Erdogan began a campaign of repression after the recent failed coup. The imprisonment of Civan is another heavy blow against the anarchist movement operating within Turkey.
Advocating a system based on mutual aid and equality, defending workers’ struggles, arguing for gender equality and the freedom of the individual , against nationalism and fascism are seen as terrorist crimes by the Erdogan regime.
Representing Meydan and Civan, lawyer Davut Erkan stated that the decision was illegal and would be appealed, if necessary, all the way to the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights.
The Anarchist Federation sends a message of solidarity to Hüseyin Civan, Meydan and the DAF.
Follow Meydan at :
http://meydangazetesi.org
@MeydanGazetesi
Messages of solidarity can be sent to:
https://www.facebook.com/meydangazetesi/
See also: https://www.reddit.com/…/prison_sentence_to_managing_edito…/

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Battlescarred
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Jan 10 2017 17:21

Now also supported by London Anarchist Black Cross

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Steven.
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Jan 10 2017 23:24

Afraid I can't make it but solidarity and good luck

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RadBlackLove
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Jan 11 2017 19:51

We (iww and m1 anarchists) considered picketing at the Turkish consulate in Chicago to commemorate Michael Israel.....sending solidarity

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Jan 13 2017 16:31

Good turnout especially at such short notice. Thanks to all who supported the picket.