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(en) US, NYC, prisoner events - Mehmet Tarhan

Date Fri, 02 Dec 2005 17:17:13 +0200

Tonight, Thursday December 1
Mehmet Tarhan is a queer anarchist total/conscientious objector who has been
imprisoned in Turkey since April 2005 because of his rejection of military
service in a country with mandatory conscription. He was sentanced to 4 years
in prison in August for "insubordination...with the intent of evading
military service" and has repeatedly suffered torture and brutality at the
hands of guards as well as fellow prisoners.
Come learn about the history and current status of Mehmet's case, and on the current
state of radical, queer and anti-militarist activity in Turkey as it moves closer to
European Union membership and the war against the Kurds heats up again in Eastern Anatolia!

There will also be letter-writing in support of Mehmet, both to him (though
his English is limited) and to Prime Minister Erdogan, with copies to the
European Union officials curently negotiating an accession agreement with
Turkey; as well as information about other urgent political prisoner cases
(here in the U.S., in Palestine, and elsewhere), and letter-writing in
support of their current needs as well as their immediate release;

@ Bluestockings
172 Allen Street (Between Stanton and Rivington)
December 1st, 2005

For more information about this event or for the upcoming day of action for
Mehmet Tarhan on December 9th, please contat the Mehmet Tarhan Defense
Network at freemehmetnow@yahoo.com

http://www.wri-irg.org/co/turkcampaign-en.htm (in English, German, French,
http://www.savaskarsitlari.org (in Turkish)
http://www.mehmettarhan.com (in Turkish and English)
http://www.myspace.com/freemehmet (in English)
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