Help Eren Keskin: Turkey’s Leading Human Rights Lawyer!

by Vigdis Freedom Foundation

Help Eren Keskin: Turkey’s Leading Human Rights Lawyer!

by Vigdis Freedom Foundation
Vigdis Freedom Foundation
Case Owner
The Vigdis Freedom Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides legal support to women human rights defenders who are wrongly accused and imprisoned.
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on 21st September 2017
£730
pledged of £7,000 target from 24 pledges
Vigdis Freedom Foundation
Case Owner
The Vigdis Freedom Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides legal support to women human rights defenders who are wrongly accused and imprisoned.

Appeal from Eren Keskin

I am a human rights lawyer. I was a co-editor in chief as a figurehead of the newspaper Özgür Gündem.  I have fought all my life for human rights and freedom of expression in Turkey. Since the failed coup last year, I have been considered as an "enemy of the state". Right now, I'm facing prosecution in 143 cases, mostly related to freedom of expression. Özgür Gündem was a legal nation-wide newspaper that has been shut down. I now spend days in court defending myself against the 143 charges.

During the past 20 years I have litigated over five hundred cases against the Turkish government on behalf of women who have been raped or sexually abused in Turkish jails, under custody, and during street demonstrations. I discovered the extent of this abuse in Turkish prisons when I served a six-month sentence in 1995. Since then, I have focused on abuse of power by State officials. My work is supported by the United Nations’ Fund for Victims of Torture. While in prison, Amnesty International supported me as a prisoner of conscience.

We are campaigning in collaboration with the Vigdís Freedom Foundation in Norway because soon these baseless lawsuits will be concluded and may lead to more prison sentences and hundred of thousands Turkish Lira fines. 

Can You Help Support Eren?

Eren's fight is for justice. For her and for everyone exposed to human rights violation in Turkey. Please help us share the campaign widely and, if possible, please donate to our struggle. No donation is too small. Every bit creates hope, which is sometimes the difference between life and death. Thank you for your attention and generosity. 

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Please share this page on Facebook using the link on the top right of the page and also to Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram and tell your friends, family, and followers about your generous contribution to this important cause.

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If you would like further information about this case or how to get involved with the Vigdis Freedom Foundation, please contact info@vigdis.org.

Together we are strong. Thank you for your support and for helping make this campaign a success.

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