Free Jake Hess!!

A dear friend of both Mike and myself -in fact, he was the one of the two who introduced us – has been working as a journalist in eastern Turkey. He was arrested and put in jail two days ago without charge, probably due to some articles he had written about human rights violations under the Turkish government. He has been denied access to a lawyer and we are all worried about his health and safety.

Please consider emailing the Turkish embassy here, the us embassy in turkey, or your local congress person and asking for his peaceful release. You can also contact me to be added to a list of signatures we are sending to these agencies.

You can also contact your local news agencies to ask that his story be covered. If we raise enough awareness, maybe this won’t happen to other journalists trying to write about the truth of what is happening in Kurdistan.

More info here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/how-you-can-help-free-an_b_682022.html

http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/us-journalist-jake-hess-detained-in-turkey/19592727

Jake’s articles:
http://original.antiwar.com/jake-hess/2010/08/04/kurdish-refugees-were-not-living-just-not-dying/print/

http://ipsnews.net/print.asp?idnews=52133

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