Saturday 7 May 2022 at 11am / Turkish Embassy, London
Join the protest against Turkey’s criminalisation of Gezi and help strengthen the call for the Gezi 8 to be released.
On 25 April, a Turkish court sentenced Osman Kavala to life imprisonment for allegations of “attempting to overthrow the government by force” during the 2013 Gezi Park protests.
A further 7 activists were also given 18-year sentences and were immediately imprisoned. Those imprisoned are Mücella Yapıcı, Çiğdem Mater, Hakan Altınay, Mine Özerden, Can Atalay, Yiğit Ali Ekmekçi and Tayfun Kahraman.
The criminalisation of the Gezi resistance is unacceptable. The right to protest and provide democratic opposition must be defended.
All those imprisoned in connection with Gezi, those imprisoned for exercising their right to free speech and for defending democracy must be freed immediately.