Regional solidarity actions for Cypriot CO Murat Kanatlı

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[video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQJwijEjBkY autoplay:0]

The Turkish-Cypriot conscientious objector Murat Kanatlı was sentenced to ten days in prison for his refusal to participate in the annual compulsory military exercises in the northern part of Cyprus Februar 25, 2014.

On February 28th, organizations of conscientious objectors from several countries demanded his release on an international action day. See photos below, and video above from an action in Istanbul.

The Egyptian group No to Compolsory Military Service also put out a statement: 'Free Murat Kanatli Now'.

In Greece the police stopped the action and detained the activists for two hours, after their solidarity action at the Turkish Embassy in Athens, shortly after this photo was taken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Related peace activist(s): Murat Kanatlı
Related peace activist(s): Murat Kanatlı
Related peace activist(s): Murat Kanatlı