Turkey convicts human rights activists on terror charges

Source:CNN News Date:04Jul2020

Yet another political conviction  in Turkey. Erdogan’s zest for silencing critics knows no boundaries

A Turkish court sentenced four Amnesty International activists to between two and six years in prison on terrorism charges in a high-profile trial Friday, which the human rights group described as a “travesty of justice of spectacular proportions.”

The honorary chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kilic, was sentenced to six years and three months in jail for being a member of terror organization, while the group’s former director İdil Eser was sentenced to two years and one month for aiding a terror organization.
Amnesty members Günal Kursun and Özlem Dalgiran were also given two years and one month sentences for aiding a terror group.
The human rights group denies all the charges and said that every allegation against its members has been “comprehensively exposed as a baseless slur.”