Idil Eser Arrest raises Human Rights status in middle east

Idil Eser

Idil Eser, the director of Amnesty International Turkey was arrested on Wednesday during a digital security training  on the island of Buyukuda in Istanbul. Around 10 people were arrested from the site which clearly shows the situation of human rights in the middle east. According to sources, the Turkish police dressed up in normal clothes barged in and seized equipment and detained participants. The human rights defenders are still being held in separate detention centers, and were denied access to lawyers and the press for over 24 hours.

Amnesty’s Turkey researcher reports that Eser faces at least seven days pre-trial detention under Turkish law; Global Voices Advocacy says the same for the other Turkish citizens arrested in the raid. The status of the trainers, who are from Germany and Sweden, is currently unknown.

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