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Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 2nd August 2017.

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Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to Turkish authorities to seek the release of Idil Eser, the director of Amnesty International's Turkish branch.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

We are very concerned by the arrest on 5 July and remanding in custody of Amnesty International's Turkey Director Idil Eser and five other human rights defenders in Turkey. We also remain deeply concerned at the detention of Taner Kilic, Amnesty International's Turkey Chair. The Foreign Secretary urged their release in his speech in Sydney on 27 July. As the Minister for Europe and the Americas set out in his recent statement on these arrests, both the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister have raised these arrests in recent discussions with Turkish counterparts. He has also raised the matter with the Turkish Ambassador to London. We continue to urge the Turkish authorities to uphold international standards with regard to the rule of law, including the presumption of innocence, and to protect fundamental rights including freedom of expression and assembly.

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