Statement on the death of Ebru Timtik
On behalf of the whole organisation, ALDA is deeply saddened by the death of Ebru Timtik, after a hunger strike lasted 238 days following her conviction for alleged membership of a terrorist organisation.
“The death of Ebru Timtik, Turkish lawyer who passed away in jail after 238 days of hunger strike - stated Alessandro Perelli, ALDA vice-president - represents a symbol of the civic and moral struggle in the name of the respect of human rights and the freedom of expression in the World”
“Her extreme sacrifice won’t be forgotten by all those who believe that only through a dignified democratic debate it is possible to discuss opinions and create the conditions to peacefully coexist. The Turkish people - concluded Perelli - will manage to resume and succeed in the struggle towards a renewed and independent justice, which points to the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms.”