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TURKEY: Update on conscientious objector Enver Aydemir

  • Turkey

War Resisters' International received some new information on conscientious objector Enver Aydemir, who had been arrested on 24 December 2009 in Istanbul (see co-alert, 29 December 2009).

According to the information received, Enver Aydemir has now been transferred to Eskisehir Military Prison, where he is wearing a prison uniform, and ended his hunger strike.
On 29 December, Enver Aydemir had been transferred to GATA military hospital, from where he was then sent to Eskisehir.

War Resisters' International calls for letters of support to Enver Aydemir:
Enver Aydemir
Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı
2. Sınıf Askeri Cezaevi

War Resisters' International calls for letters of protest to the Turkish authorities, and Turkish embassies abroad.

Presidency of the Turkish Republic: Fax +90-312-4271330, email
A protest email to the Turkish President Abdullah Gül can be sent at

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of conscientious objector Enver Aydemir and all other imprisoned conscientious objectors.

Andreas Speck
War Resisters' International