- Posted March 7, 2014 by
Free Them Now!
Stop Lawlessness and Human Rights Violations in Turkey
The largest Prison of Military Officers Intellectuals and Journalists
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Silent Cry Movement is launching its 2nd multi-city protest in New York City NY, Bethlehem PA, Houston TX, Los Angeles CA, Honolulu HWI and Montreal QB Canada on March 9, 2014. Silent Cry Movement asks all Turkish judiciaries, western diplomats and journalists to bring to public awareness the human rights violations in Turkey and seek justice for nearly 1200 innocent intellectuals, journalist, political leaders, members of the parliament and high-ranking retired and active-duty military officers who were convicted of proven-false, prefabricated allegations by special courts designed for the government to use judicial forces against its opponents.(1).
In show trials for the two alleged coup plots – the Ergenekon and Balyoz conspiracies, 256 retired and active duty military officers, including 57 Generals and 35 Admirals, received long sentences ranging 13 years to life imprisonment. Their convictions also included the removal of their ranks, medals and other awards and put a huge undue burden on their families and loved ones. Other intellectuals, journalists, political members and members of the parliament received similar sentences. Twenty-nine national and international institutions, involved in this investigation concluded that expectations in the rule of law, a just trial or justice have no validity in these courts and that these courts were constructed with the explicit purpose to rule along the lines of the current regime’s agenda deemed unconstitutional by Turkey’s constitutional court.
On behalf of all the accused members of these Show Trials, we appeal to the judiciaries in Turkey to reverse all judgements against them securing their release to freedom and unite with their families collegues,and most importantly, to their honored duties, to continue to serve the Turkish Nation with dedication and conviction.
We also request the immediate release of Retired Generals Rıfkı DURUSOY and Levent ERSÖZ, Retired Admiral Retired Colenels Muzaffer TEKİN and Mehmet YOLERİ, Veteran Serdar ÖZTÜRK, Kemal Alemdaroğlu, Yalcin Kucuk, who fell gravely ill during their long time imprisonment and have been deprived of proper health care.
We invite all Turkish Judiciaries, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, western diplomats and journalists do all their share to assure that justice is served.
Organized by Vardiya Bizde Turkiye and Vardiya Bizde Amerika
Event Locations and Times:
NEW YORK New York Times 620 41st Street & 8th Avenue, 1:00 PM
PENNSYLVANIA 2140 Motel Drive Bethlehem (Fairfield Hotel) 2:00 PM
MONTREAL In front of Turkish Consulate Ste-Catherine & Stanley 3:00 PM
HOUSTON KTRK (ABC) TV 3310 Bissonnet, 12:00 PM
LOS ANGELES CNN Building 6430 Sunset Blvd #300 01:00 PM
HONOLULU State Capitol Beretina St. #501 3:30 PM
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/184415391761190/events