Following a lynch attempt at Atatürk Airport against fashion designer Barbaros Şansal, who was arrested due to his words he said on a video and his tweets, the Amnesty has launched an "immediate action" campaign.
In its campaign statement, the organization calls Turkey's officials to immediately release Şansal unconditionally and drop the charges against him.
Furthermore, the officials were called on to start a probe and bring the attackers before justice.
What had happened?
Fashion designer Barbaros Şansal had shared a video on social media saying "Are you still celebrating the new year while so many journalists are under arrest, so many children are being harassed and raped, there is so much fraud, bribery and bigots share crap on the streets together with religious annunciators".
Stating that he shared the video in Northern Cyrpus, Şansal had drawn some circles' reaction for saying "I hope you die in your own shit Turkey".
Deported from Northern Cyprus due to his social media sharings following Reina attack, subjected to lynch attempt in Turkey and detained, Barbaros Şansal was detained following prosecution questioning on charge of "inciting people to hate and hostility" on January 4, 2017. (AS/TK)
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