Release Activist Arrested for Tweeting

Target: Abdulhamit Gül, Minister of Justice, Turkey

Goal: Release activist who was detained for tweeting criticisms of the Turkish government.

An activist and writer was detained by Turkish police for tweeting criticisms of the country’s deadly military actions in Syria. Nurcan Baysal tweeted only for peace and now faces punishment by the government for expressing her freedom of speech.

There are over 30 activists currently detained by Turkish police for their social media posts. Men and women like Baysal are being accused of disseminating propaganda and violence. However, Baysal called for nothing but peace against Kurdish forces in Syria, who the Turkish military has attacked.

Baysal must be released immediately. She called for peace, not violence. She did not spread propaganda; she expressed her freedom of speech. Sign the petition to demand that she and others who have been detained be released.


Dear Minister Gül,

Nurcan Baysal, a prominent writer and human rights activist in your country, has been arrested for tweeting. She didn’t tweet for violence or war. She tweeted for peace, yet she has been accused of spreading propaganda.

There are 30 other men and women just like her. They’ve expressed their freedom of speech and have faced arrest and detainment as a result. I demand that you release Baysal and the others who have been detained for their words. Turkey would do well to listen to their calls for peace.


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Photo Credit: Tracy Le Blanc

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  1. Peace is what your God wants, so who do you worship, the devil?

  2. Gen Agustsson says:

    free this activist now! everyone doesn’t mean to spread propaganda. we all need to know the truth on internet not internet evil.

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