Six women, including DİSK Basın-İş member Zuhal Akpınar, are going on trial for distributing leaflets ahead of 8 March, International Working Women’s Day, that drew attention to the murder of women in Kurdish provinces and spoke out against the exhibition of the bodies of murdered women.
Just as the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has been throwing journalists into jail left, right and center for divulging the truth from ground zero of the war it has created, it is also throwing the book at anyone who exercises freedom of thought and expression. Calling on people to struggle for rights and expressing discomfort with the state’s actions could only be deemed as something criminal in a fascist regime.
And just as she protested the war and terror created by the AKP government in the wake of the 7 June 2015 elections, our member distributed a leaflet calling on all women to fight for their rights.
Our member will appear before the Çorlu 2nd Court of Serious Crimes at 10.40 on Thursday, 26 May.
As DİSK Basın-İş, we have always stood shoulder to shoulder against attacks on the freedom of speech and expression of any single one of our members and will continue to do so.