To Abdullah Gül

It has come to our knowledge that the Human Rights-activist Yuksel Mutlu, Foundation of Human Rights of Turkey, is held imprisoned at the Bargana prison in Izmir. She was arrested after that she had written a report about the incidents in Mardin/Mazidag, where 47 people were killed.

She had spoken to relatives of those who had been killed, the governor of Mardin, local human rights organisations, political and social organisations. Together with others Yuksel Mutlu wrote a report about the killings in Zangirde-Mardin. Among other things Yuksel Mutlu had discovered and reported how the so called village guards misuse their power.

After that the security forces started to put pressure on an organisation “Women´s platform for a feasible peace” which also had been involved in the work with Mutlu´s report. The telephones of this organisation and Mutlus telephone was tapped by the police and the security forces.
After some time Mutlu was arrested, put into a cell for three day and then sent to the Bargana prison in Izmir. All this obviously because her work defending Human Rights.
To reveal and report about bad conditions in a society is a right which belongs to any citizen in a society and it is an important duty for an organisation which is fighting for human right as IHD and an organisation like “Women´s platform for a feasible peace”.
To stop them or hinder then in their work, arrest them and put people fighting for human right into prison is a violation of the human rights.
We demand that Yuksel Mutlu must be released immediately.

Amineh Kakabaveh Member of Parliament, Left Party of Sweden
Hans Linde Member of Parliament, Left Party of Sweden


More info:

EuroKurd Human Rights – EHR, Stockholm