Turkey: Conscientious Objector Tarhan Released Facing Civil Death
Conscientious Objector Mehmet Tarhan was detained in Aydın province and then was released on probation. Tarhan commented: “Civil death started for me.”
Conscientious Objector and LGBT* activist Mehmet Tarhan was detained in Aydın province and then released. Tarhan talked to Bianet that he was placed a charge of being deserter in March 2015 and a warrant was issued. Tarhan was taken to prosecution and then to recruiting office in Aydın province in Aegean Region of Turkey: “They granted me two days to be enlisted and then released me in the recruiting office. It means the time of “civil death” started for me.
* LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
Bianet: Conscientious Objector Tarhan Released Facing Civil Death. September 18, 2015. Source: http://bianet.org/english/people/167724-conscientious-objector-tarhan-released-facing-civil-death