Haken Yamen, a Turkish Prisoner of Conscience
We support Hakan Yamen, a Turkish ‘Prisoner of Conscience’.
He was a taxi driver, and was set on by the Turkish police during the Gezi Park demonstrations, as he was walking home from work. He was beaten up, left for dead and thrown on a fire. Now he is partly blind and unable to work. We are joining in Amnesty International calls for his attackers to be brought to justice. His birthday is on October 10th, and we have sent off a card to him.
We will continue to send letters and emails to the Turkish authorities and to publicize his case until justice is done. A candle burns for him in St. Peter’s Church.