THE IMPRISONED CHILDREN OF TURKEY’S STATE OF EMERGENCY
The “668 Babies in Prison – Speak Up” campaign demonstrated across the globe continues to raise awareness in the media.
One of these protests took place in Atlanta’s historic Piedmont Park under the coordination and volunteerism of the Advocates of Silenced Turkey (AST) organization. Black balloons with the phrase “freedom for 668babies” were handed out to those enjoying the park to increase awareness of the dire situation currently taking place in Turkey. Atlantans were informed of the despair in Turkey via pamphlets embellished with the slogan “speak up;” urging them to help the 668 babies and 17 thousand innocent women currently imprisoned in Turkey’s prisons.
The protest organized by the AST aims to ensure the swift release of children and women wrongfully and unjustly imprisoned. The AST members who described the number of women and children in prison emphasized that such incarceration is currently in clear defiance of international human rights laws. The volunteers who stressed that the place of children is in their homes, not in prison indicated that they would not cease their protests until global awareness is increased and these women and children are liberated.