Let's make Özlem famous

To EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and all European leaders:

We call on you to exert every possible lever of influence to secure the freedom of Avaaz friend and colleague, Özlem Dalkıran, and the five other human rights defenders unjustly imprisoned in Turkey. Turkey's brutal crackdown on civil society and human rights activists runs contrary to everything that the EU stands for! We can't turn a blind eye on it.

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Turkey just arrested Avaaz staff member Özlem! Let's set her free.

Özlem's being held without charges after attending a meeting of human rights defenders.

To the Turkish government, she's just one small person caught up in a crackdown on civil society. They probably don't even know who she is.

But if we build a massive international petition and use the media to make Özlem famous, she'll be more trouble than she's worth for a government in political crisis.

Our petition will be delivered to the EU foreign minister next week ahead of a crucial meeting with Turkey -- so add your name urgently and let's set Özlem free.

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