Today, Saturday 14 October, is Idil Eser’s birthday.
Idil Eser is the Director of Amnesty International in Turkey. She has now served over 100 days in jail. Her crime? Defending human rights in her country.
Eight human rights defenders, including Eser, were detained on 5 July while attending a workshop at Büyükada island in Turkey. Also detained were two international trainers from Germany and Sweden. Nine remain in custody awaiting trial.