An Artistic Take on the Human Rights Issues in Turkey

Following our own work on the current issues surrounding human rights in Turkey, and in particular, our Silenced Voices exhibition, we were contacted by a friend all the way from Essex, who wished to join us in our efforts to raise awareness.

Gervase Vernon emailed us the following message and images:

Dear Kirklees Amnesty group,

Re ; arrest of Enis Berberoğlu

I can see from the current Amnesty Magazine that your group are campaigning for human rights in Turkey.

Please find attached* photos of a ceramic object I made in disgust at the sentencing of Turkish MP Enis Berberoğlu to 25 years of prison.

Gervase Vernon

Dunmow, Essex

*the photographs can be viewed below, click on each image to enlarge

We are extremely grateful to Gervase for sharing his powerful art with us and helping us to further raise awareness about the increasingly totalitarian nature of the Turkish state.

It’s also great to see that our exhibition is gaining attention nationally, and moving more and more people to take action against injustice collaboratively.

We’d like to encourage all of our friends, followers and allies to submit more of their own work in upholding human rights, like Gervase has so that we can all continue to work together. If you would like your work to be featured on our webpage, or elsewhere in our work, please do get in touch.

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