TERRE DES FEMMES e.V. Human Rights for Women Federal Office from Tübingen-Germany has sent a letter to Turkey’s Minister of Justice Mr. Sadullah Ergin. Christa Stolle, director of the organization, stated their concerns on feminist writer and sociologist Pınar Selek’s case.
Here is the letter of Terre des Femmes;
Your Excellency Sadullah Ergin,
As a Human Rights Organization for Women we are deeply concerned about the reports of Pınar Selek being accused of subversion of the Turkish Nation under Article 125 of the Turkish Criminal Code. We urge you to dismiss the charges, which are brought against Misses Pınar Selek, immediately.
In the written accusation Pınar Selek is accused of „placing a bomb in the Spice Bazaar with Abdülmecit Öztürk, upon the directive of the PKK and being a member of the aforementioned organization“. All the reports issued by the police expert teams came to the result that the explosion was certainly not due to a bomb. Furthermore Abdülmecit Öztürk emphasized at court that he had given the statement, on which the charges are based on, under pressure and torture.