Turkey: Muharrem Erbey receives award for "Freedom of Thought and Expression" from PEN Norway Centre.

26/03/2014
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Muharrem Erbey is a human rights lawyer, writer and vice-president of the Human Rights Association (IHD), an FIDH member organisation. He has been imprisoned under the Anti-Terror Law since December 2009 charged with “membership of an illegal organization”, the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK).

The award was accepted on his behalf by his wife and children at a ceremony in Oslo. The jailed human rights defender sent a letter of thanks from prison “on behalf of all the jailed authors, human right defenders and all the jailed Kurds."

FIDH has launched an international campaign entitled #ForFreedom to speed up the release of 16 of its members, namely Muharrem Erbey, jailed throughout the world. Visit the websiteto call for his release.

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