Education Workers Imprisoned For Demanding Lessons Taught in Their Mother Tongue
On the 19th of February 90 education workers and others involved in trade union activism were sentenced to five months imprisonment.
The activists had been involved in a 2015 protest by the Education Workers’ Union (Eğitim-Sen) Izmir branch and Alevi association. They advocated for education in the mother tongue of ethnic and religious minorities.
The criminalisation of ethnic and religious minorities by the Turkish represents a dangerously authoritarian nationalism and a clear breach of human rights.