On February 9, 2011, the next trial of the young Turkish sociologist will begin. Massive mobilization for her cause is growing, in both France and internationally.
A petition in her favor is available for signature at http://eurocitoyenne.com/content/appel-signer-la-petition-de-soutien-pinar-selek.
We know of her concrete actions in support of marginalized populations and street children, as well as her positions and research on Armenian and Kurdish minorities, her feminism, and her thoughts and actions against violence and militarism.
And yet, she is now facing 36 years in prison.
As a young girl, she was tortured and imprisoned. Later, she refused to denounce those who had agreed to speak with her during the course of her research. The justice system at the time had launched a twelve-year campaign of harassment
against her, accusing her of having participated in a fictitious attack.
We support the movement of solidarity initiated at the international level by the World March of Women, and collectively demand the recognition of Pinar Selek's innocence, an end to these methods based on intimidation and retaliation, and compliance by the