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Campaigner || Investigative journalist || Media manager || All views are my own || Easily distracte II @Under_Covid || #CovidMemorialDay (1 January 2021)
Jul 19, 2018 8 tweets 7 min read
1/3 This week I attended the opening of the #Mandela centenary exhibition.

In a short speech, Lord Hain thanked one of the sponsors, Moti Group, twice.

According to @mailandguardian Lord Hain is
employed by them "in part to improve their poor reputation"… 2/3 Moti Group is a mining & property
company that's been subject to some controversy. It allegedly has links to
Zimbabwean officials implicated in human rights violations & in 2017,
Interpol issued an international arrest warrant for the company's chair…
May 17, 2018 9 tweets 10 min read
Next month we will mark the 1st anniversary of the imprisonment of @Amnesty's #TanerKilic. He is being held on absurd "terrorism" charges.

For more than 5 decades, Amnesty has campaigned to free prisoners of conscience in #Turkey. Including writers, politicians etc. #FreeTaner In 1964, #Turkey's former president, Celal Bayar, wrote to @amnesty from jail to thank us for campaigning for his release.

Next month we will mark a year in prison for Amnesty Turkey's honorary chair #TanerKilic. #FreeTaner #FreeRightsDefenders
Oct 27, 2017 11 tweets 7 min read
1/10. "The Joy of Freedom". The #Istanbul10 were released in early hours of Thursday morning after 113 days in jail. Where are they now? 2/10. Günal Kurşun is back with his family. Before he was jailed, Günal had never heard his son say his newest word: "Daddy" #Istanbul10