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Call to Action: Kemal Ordek’s upcoming trial on the 26th of Jan

Friday 22 January 2016, by siawi3

Source: AWID, 21.01.2016

Call to Action: Kemal Ordek’s upcoming trial on the 26th of Jan

As you might remember AWID had been closely following the trial of Kemal Ordek, trans sex work activist in Turkey, who had been assaulted and raped on July 5th 2015. Following their first trial we were appalled to see that the court decided to release the 3 perpetrators pending trial.

Kemal’s next hearing will be on the 26th of January. We’d much appreciate if you can provide support through signing the below petition. I have spoken with Kemal’s lawyer and she assured me that all signatures accumulated will be delivered to the public prosecuter to be included in the case file.

PETITION here Government of Turkey: Give trans* sex worker activist a fair trial!


https://www.change.org/p/government-of-turkey-give-trans-sex-worker-activist-a-fair-trial

Please also find below suggested tweets to show your solidarity on social media.

EN: Sign! Demand justice for crimes against Turkish #trans #sexwork activist: http://chn.ge/20dbiiA #WeAreHereForKemal

FR: SVP signez la pétition adressée au Gouvernement turc: http://chn.ge/1WslUaZ #WeAreHereForKemal

SP: Por favor, firma la petición dirigida al gobierno de turquía: http://chn.ge/1njOHms #WeAreHereForKemal

Also, here are some more sample tweets that you are welcome to share on the 25th and 26th of January. Please bear in mind that Kemal’s trial will take place midday GMT +2.

Pres. of Turkey @rt_erdogan & Interior Ministry @tc_icisleri: Protect trans* ppl & #sexworkers! bit.ly/KemalÖPetition #WeAreHereForKemal

Attn. @rt_erdogan & @tc_icisleri: #trans #sexworker activist Kemal Ördek deserves a fair trial! bit.ly/KemalÖPetition #WeAreHereForKemal

.@rt_erdogan @tc_icisleri: We support #trans #sexworker activist Kemal Ördek’s quest for justice: bit.ly/KemalÖPetition #WeAreHereForKemal

In your tweets please also tag Kemal’s personal solidarity page and their organization: @kemalyanindayiz and @KirmiziSemsiyeD