Over alleged charges of membership in a terror organization, Amnesty International’s former Turkey Chairman, Taner Kilic, has been convicted by a Turkish court. The move came on Friday, July 3, when he has also been sentenced to more than six years in prison.
Apart from Taner Kilic, three other human rights activists — Gunal Kursun, Idil Eser and Ozlem Dalkiran have been convicted by the court over the charges of aiding a terror group. The court has sentenced these three activists for two years and one month each. Seven other activists, including German citizen Peter Steudtner and Swede Ali Gharavi, have been acquitted of the charges.
The police in 2017 detained ten of the activists in a raid while attending a digital security training workshop on Buyukada island in the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul.