Investigation to our Co-chairman, Merve Arkun
Investigation to Merve Arkun – Co-Chairman of the Consencious Objection Association
An investigation has been opened to our Co-chairman Merve Arkun, by Diyarbakır Office of the Chief Prosecution, due to the activities which were held on the 15th of May, The International Day for Consencious Objectors.
We had organised two-day activities on the 15th of May in 2016, and throughout the activities; we had organised a press release and declarations of consencious objection in front of Tahir Elçi city forest, with the title “We Do not Let Amed, to Become a Garrison Town”.
After two years, we had learned that an investigation has been opened because of the press release in front of the Tahir Elçi City Forest.
Our Co-chairman Merve Arkun who is accused by “ making propaganda of the organisation”, went to anti-terror branch of police headquarters on 5th of June, and gave statement with Gökhan Soysal who is the lawyer of our association .
Arkun stated many times that, all around the world, consencious objectors are in anti-war struggle and that the declaration of the Consencious Objectors Association is an anti-war attitude, and that consencious objection is a human right.
Though the government is trying to frighten and discourage consencious objectors and antimilitaristst with investigations and trials; will not be successful. We, who defend life against death, who defend peace against war, are not going to give up telling that “Consencious objection is a human right.”
Merve Arkun is not alone!
It is not a crime to fight for peace!