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Osman İşçi, a human rights defender and trade unionist, wrote this blog following his release on 10 April 2013 on bail after 10 months of detention. It gives an insight into the mentality of those in Turkey who wish to limit human rights and target those who defend them.
This is a topic that has become particularly relevant over the past week, with the emergence of a mass protest movement, following the violent suppression of a peaceful protest against the destruction of Gezi Park in Istanbul.
Importantly Osman also shows us the huge importance of solidarity in giving human rights defenders the will to struggle on.