Thursday, September 11, 2008

Molly has reported on the case of Meryem Ozsogut, a Turkish trade unionist unjustly imprisoned in that country. In light of the huge international solidarity campaign launched by supporters across the world Ozsogut has been acquitted and released. Here is the statement from the Public Services International.

Turkey: Meryem Özsögüt finally released!

After more than eight months in prison Meryem Özsöğüt has finally been acquitted and released after her trial on Friday 5 September. Despite worries about her safety, Ms Özsöğüt is in good health and will shortly be able to return to her duties. In a message to PSI on Ms Özsöğüt’s behalf, SES thanked the international community for its support and solidarity via the Labourstart campaign as well as PSI affiliates, the ILO, the EPSU and ETUC, and the European Union Commissioners. PSI especially thanks EU Parliamentarian Mr Joost Langedijk, Chairman of the Turkey delegation to the European Parliament who had personally handed over the campaign signatures to the EU leaders.

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