[Marxism] Lenin´s Tomb on Jake Hess

sandia sandia1980 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 08:54:53 MDT 2010

Here: http://leninology.blogspot.com/2010/08/free-jake-hess.html


Also, an action alert

Hi everyone,

Thanks to all of you for your quick replies and for adding your names
to the petitions we have been sending to the US Embassy and the
Turkish Consulate to call for Jake's immediate release.  Reportedly
Jake is receiving food and a daily shower, but will be held in prison
until Monday. He is supposed to go before a judge today.

This morning we heard from Jake's lawyer, who said that Jake is being
threatened with deportation. The deportation process would be
conducted by the Ministry of the Interior. Mr. Akbas advised us to
contact the Ministry directly to call for a cessation of any
deportation proceedings.

Please take a few minutes to write or call the Ministry, and forward
this request widely.

I have included below contact information for the Ministry and a
revised version of the statement, directed to Minister Atalay, that
you can use as a template for the email. If you have a chance, please
let me know if/ when you have sent a letter so that we can monitor how
many are sent.




Contact information for Ministry:

Telephone Number of the Ministry of Interior: 0090 312 422 40 00

Minister of Interior besir.atalay at icisleri.gov.tr
Advisor to  the Ministry mustesarlik at icisleri.gov.tr
General Secretary gsekreter at icisleri.gov.tr
Registry ozelkalem at icisleri.gov.tr
Foreign Relations diab at icisleri.gov.tr
Legal Service hukuk at icisleri.gov.tr
Press and public Relations basin at icisleri.gov.tr
General Directory of Security bphism at egm.gov.tr


Template for email to Ministry:

Dear Minister Atalay:

I have received word through the press that Mr. Jake Hess, a US
citizen working as a journalist in Turkey, has been detained by
Turkish authorities in connection with an upcoming trial against
members of the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK). I am alarmed by this
precipitous action, which on its face violates international standards
on civil and political rights, including treaties to which the
Republic of Turkey is a signatory. I ask that you communicate to your
government our demand that Mr. Hess be immediately released from
detention without threat of deportation.

By all accounts, Mr. Hess has done nothing more than translate
articles for a Kurdish organization and report on Kurdish issues for
Inter Press Sevice and other news outlets. Mr. Hess has been denied
access to his lawyer, Mr. Serkan Akbas, for at least 24 hours. On its
face, Mr. Hess's detention violates the International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights, to which Turkey is a signatory, in
particular: Article 9, recognizing freedom from arbitrary detention;
Article 14, recognizing the right to communicate with counsel; and
Article 19, recognizing freedom of expression, including "freedom to
seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds,
regardless of frontiers."

I urgently implore the cessation of any deportation proceedings and
call on you to act to secure the immediate release of Mr. Hess.



More information about the Marxism mailing list