The Central Communications Committee of Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Turkey has conducted a series of visits within the context of the campaign “Say STOP to the Judicial Persecutions against Hizb ut Tahrir!” launched by Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Turkey on 18 September 2014 which is still ongoing. During these visits, the injustice of the Turkish judiciary and its infringement of the rights has been shown; to a wide array of people, ranging from politicians to civil society organizations, members of parliament to academics, and trade unions to professional chambers.
Among the bodies and institutions that the Communications Committee visited were the chairman of the Justice Committee, chairman of the Human Rights Committee, and the Chair of the Petition Committee in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Turkish Human Rights Council, the presidency of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Justice, and a number of current and former House of Representatives. It also visited the main centers of the ruling Justice and Development Party, the Nationalist Movement Party, the Great Unity Party, Felicity (Saadet) Party, Free Dawa Party, Democratic Liberal Party, and Rights and Freedom Party (HAK-PAR), and the presidencies of their branches in the states and some members of their boards of wise men. Also included public centers for the Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions, the Turkish Trade Union of Retirees, the Confederation of Turkish Craftsmen and Tradesmen (TESK), Union of Turkish Bar Associations, Turkish Union of Chambers of Agriculture, the Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MUSIAD), Institute of Strategic Thinking (SDE), Turkish Economic and Social Research Centre (Assam), Turkish Authors’ Association, Jurists Union Foundation, and the Human Rights Association, as well as public centers for the “Mazlumder” and “Ozgur-der”.
It was stressed during these visits that Hizb ut Tahrir is a political and ideological party, and it calls on Muslims to work for the establishment of the Khilafah Rashidah on the method of the Prophethood. It does not resort to any means of violence, not in Turkey where it works since the 1960’s, or in elsewhere where its activity extends in over fifty countries and it did not adopt any armed movements. And despite the fact that the term “terrorism” is clearly stated in the Turkish laws; the Turkish judiciary aggrieves the evidences that cannot be interpreted by violence in order to classify the Hizb as a “terrorist organization”. Furthermore, it was emphasized during these visits that Hizb ut Tahrir will steadily pursue on the method it defined, and will not deviate from it in spite of the sentences that are totaling thousands of years against more than 500 of its members.
We in the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Turkey offer our gratitude to all those who listened warmly and sincerely to the Central Communications Committee of Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Turkey, and carried out tangible steps toward the elimination of this injustice, and gave their support to this campaign.
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Turkey
Saturday, 28th Safar 1436 AH