- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On June 2, 2013
- 3 Comments
- Erdogan, Turkey
By the way, 85 women’s groups have released a statement supporting Canan Arın, advocate and founder of Mor Çatı who is currently being charged with “insulting” Mohammed and President Abdullah Gül.
During a conference on “Violence Against Women and Women Rights Law”, Arın mentioned that child marriages was a common practice in Turkey’s history mentioning the marriages of Prophet Mohammed and President Abdullah Gül.
A group of male advocates filed lawsuits against Arın for “insulting the islamic prophet”. She could face up to five years in prison.
Also the Worker-communist Party of Iran’s plenum being held today sent a message to the magnificent protesting people of Turkey: