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Tell Amnesty To Take Action For Öcalan

Amnesty International’s mission is “to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of … the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments.” This should mean that they are at the forefront of the campaign to end Abdullah Öcalan’s isolation, but although Öcalan has had no communication with the world outside his prison for over three years, Amnesty has remained quiet.

That is why South African activists have set up a petition calling on Amnesty to take action. They recall that Amnesty campaigned against Öcalan being given the death penalty when he was captured 25 years ago, but also remind Amnesty that when Turkey abolished the death penalty, the Turkish State declared that they would ‘kill him piecemeal’ instead.

Please sign and share the petition, which you can find

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