Last Tuesday, our general secretary Murat Kanatlı who is a conscientious objector was sentenced to 10 days in prison for objecting to participate in the annual compulsory military exercises on the basis of his ideological conscientious objection.
Conscientious objection is a human right. Forcing someone who is unwilling to take a weapon in his hand and serve to militarism is violation of human rights.
Murat Kanatlı has always been against to militarism and war as a principle. We believe that he is innocent and the authorities should respect his moral stand and his life choices guided by free conscience.
As POST RI team, we are expressing our full support and solidarity with Murat Kanatlı in the struggle for his rightful objection to militarism. Our conscious is condemning the court decision and we invite you to sign the petition here to show that he is not alone.