Conscientious objector prisoned in Turkey
Let us spread the news and call for solidarity!
BDS Turkey, 5 March 2012
Halil Savda, a conscientious objector from Turkey and a columnist of the newspaper Özgür Politika was arrested for disinclining of military last week because he had protested the Israeli occupation in Lebanon and supported the conscientious objectors from Israel. Halil Savda had read a statement for press in front of the Israel Consulate in order to protest the attack in 2006. He was put on trial because he said "Don't do military service" in this statement in order to support conscientious objectors Itzit Shabbat and Amir Paster from Israel. At the end of the trial he was sentenced to 5 months in prison and arrested in a hotel in Doğubeyazıt and put into jail.
We are calling for solidarity an spreading the news.
With best wishes,
For further information on the case see also the link: