Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Rep. David Trone (MD-06) and four colleagues from the House Foreign Affairs Committee in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting that he raise concerns about Turkey’s COVID-19 prisoner release policies, namely
Since 15th of July; 2,099 schools and dormitories were shut down, the number of detained people is 122.000, the number of arrested people is 65.600. They are officers, reporters, lawyers, judges, teachers, academicians, even football players. They are arrested, tortured, jailed for very simple reasons.
U.S. pastor Andrew C. Brunson’s case is just one example of the ongoing human rights tragedy in Turkey. Pastor Brunson has spent the last 23 years of his life living in Turkey peacefully with his wife, where they have brought
“Infants who meet with prison conditions as soon as or soon after their birth due to their mothers’ crimes stand before us as one of the most heart-breaking problems we face in our penal system. These small children who become