The head of the Turkish branch of the international human rights organization Amnesty International Taner Kilic, were arrested in Izmir on the Aegean coast. He is suspected of having links with the opposition theologian Fethullah Gulen.
According to the police, for communication with «gulenists» the human rights activist used ByLock messenger, which encrypts messages. Its use is prohibited in Turkey, gülen announced by the leader of the terrorist group.
«The fact that cleansing by the regime after the attempted coup, touched, and our organization — a new proof of the unjustified repressions», — said General Director of Amnesty International, Salil Shetty.
Demanding the release of Kılıç and a group of 22 lawyers, who were arrested with him, Shetty said there was no evidence of their involvement in the failed July putsch 2016.
Recall that a few days ago, the human rights organization published a report on the cleansing of Turkey after the coup. According to her, on suspicion of «humanisme» was sacked more than 100,000 public servants.