uluslararası savaş karşıtları’na bugün, türk vicdani redci inan suver’in bağlı bulunduğu belediyeden nüfus kâğıdı almaya çalışırken tutuklandığı haberi geldi. kimliğinin kontrolü sırasında adresinin bir “asker kaçağı”nın adresi olduğunun ortaya çıkması üzerine tutuklanması için polis çağrıldı. kendisi ilk olarak polis karakoluna getirildi ve daha sonra tutuklama kararının çıktığı bakırköy mahkemesine çıkarıldı. suver buradan kasımpaşa askeri hapishanesi’ ne gönderildi ve yakın bir zamanda izmir’e nakledilmesi bekleniyor.
uluslararası savaş karşıtları türk yetkililere ve yurtdışındaki türk elçiliklerine protesto mektupları gönderilmesi çağrısında bulunuyor.
türkiye cumhuriyeti cumhurbaşkanlığı:
türkiye cumhurbaşkanı abdullah gül’e protesto emaili göndermek için:
uluslararası savaş karşıtları inan suver ve hapishanelerdeki tüm diğer vicdani redcilerin derhal salınması çağrısında bulunuyor.
war resisters’ international has been informed today that turkish conscientious objector inan suver has been arrested today while trying to get an id paper from the office of his municipality. during the check of his identity and came out that his address was listed as the address of a “deserter”, and police was called to arrest him. he was first brought to the police station, and later this morning to bakırkoy court, where his detention was ordered. he has been sent to kasımpaşa military prison, and it is expected that he will be transferred to izmir soon.
inan suver was called up for military service in 2001, and according to the information presently available, he deserted after about 13 months of service, but was arrested and spent seven months in prison. it is not clear on what conditions he was released – as he was still listed as deserter, it is likely that he was released with an order to return to his unit.
when inan suver deserted, he had not heard of the concept of conscientious objection. once he learned about the concept and the politics behind it, he declared himself a conscientious objector in 2009. in an interview with dicle news agency, he said: “widespread knowledge about conscientious objection would be the end of the war.”
war resisters’ international is very concerned about the safety of inan suver. in many cases of arrest of a conscientious objector in Turkey, there have been reports of maltreatment.
war resisters’ international calls for letters of protest to the Turkish authorities, and Turkish embassies abroad
presidency of the turkish republic:
a protest email to the turkish president abdullah gül can be sent at:
war resisters’ international calls for the immediate release of inan suver and all other imprisoned conscientious objectors.