Arlet Natali AVAZYAN, an Armenian-origin Turkish human rights activist, announced on Monday that she had been summoned by Turkish police to testify in a case filed against her for alleged terrorism links.
“I was just called by the law enforcement agency. I was called to testify due to my tweets. If I am not checked in an hospital by my doctor tomorrow, I will go to the police to give a testimony. Until 864 imprisoned babies are set free, I will continue my tweets,” Avazyan tweeted.
Avazyan is known in Turkey with her tweets that are in critical of the Turkish government.
In the aftermath of a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016, more than 17,000 women from all walks of life including teachers, doctors and housewives have been jailed in Turkey on coup charges in government-led operations. There are currently more than 800 children accompanying their mothers in Turkish jails.