Imagine. You don’t like the plans for changing your local park. You get organized, hold peaceful protests. But the authorities don’t like this. The police attack you. Then they prosecute you.
This is not fiction: In Istanbul, five members of Taksim Solidarity coalition – an architect, an engineer, a city planner, a doctor, a political activist – are on trial accused of forming a “criminal organization”, facing up to 15 & a half years in prison.
Denying their freedom to organize and protest peacefully puts that freedom at risk for all of us. That’s why #IamTaksim.
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