New blog on Berkin posted to Amnesty – USA’s main site


I posted a blog earlier today for the main Amnesty USA site today which gives background on Berkin Elvan and the protests since his death intended for a general audience.

I write, in part:

It is not simply that an innocent child was killed by those who are meant to protect him, it is that the Turkish authorities have made no serious attempt to hold those responsible accountable. One of my colleagues noted with bitter irony that, for all the words of sympathy being offered by Turkish politicians this week, they remain silent on the basic issue of justice.

The entire blog can be found here.

Howard Eissenstat
St. Lawrence University

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