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So my friend was in a Turkish jail

VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
edited August 2010 in Singularity Engine++
A friend of mine was recently arrested in Turkey. He cares passionately about human rights and is now being punished for it. I don't know what to. I'm freaking out and feel helpless. We're writing to the Turkish Embassy and asking others to do the same. He's a complete pacifist and only wants to expose injustice and now he's in danger because of it.

There are a few articles on this: http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/us-journalist-jake-hess-detained-in-turkey/19592727

If you could write and pass on the word I'd be so grateful. Jake isn't the only one suffering and if e can do anything to help them let's do it.

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  • SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    That's nobody's business but the Turks'.

  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Turkey sammiches are the best

  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration I am the milk man My milk is deliciousRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dear Jake,

    Watch your corn-hole, bud.

    Sincerely,
    The Internet







    Seriously though that fucking sucks. Your friend is the actual dude in the article?

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Man that really does suck though.

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    man i hate the Turks

    insert Scrubs joke here

  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Send some Right-Said-Fred tapes over there - I hear he's huge in Turkey.

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
    oh christ, that is awful D:

    I really hope everything turns out alright for him

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    That's nobody's business but the Turks'.

    We're talking about Istanbul, not Constantinople.

  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I feel silly for asking but have you tried contacting the US Embassy in Turkey and such

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    man i hate the Turks

    insert Scrubs joke here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Hq27gq8K0

  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Meester Fuzzputt 'e plenty good fella.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    If it's any consolation, he'll be getting some major journalist-cred out of this.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dear Jake,

    Watch your corn-hole, bud.

    Sincerely,
    The Internet







    Seriously though that fucking sucks. Your friend is the actual dude in the article?

    Yes, we were in college and study abroad together. He's spent a lot of time abroad fighting for basic human rights and while we knew it could be dangerous we never saw this coming. I'm scared shitless and we don't know what's going on or if he's ok.

  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Naphtali wrote: »
    I feel silly for asking but have you tried contacting the US Embassy in Turkey and such

    The State Department and Reporters Without Borders are involved.

  • HozHoz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It looks like he's going to get deported, so... I guess nothing.

    He's going to get some journo street cred for this.

  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Naphtali wrote: »
    I feel silly for asking but have you tried contacting the US Embassy in Turkey and such

    The State Department and Reporters Without Borders are involved.

    He will most likely be okay then.

    I mean yeah his stay in the prison will suck but they will work pretty hard to get him back

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  • FedoraFedora Registered User
    edited August 2010
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    That's nobody's business but the Turks'.

    goddamnit, I laughed.

  • Lord DaveLord Dave Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Tell him to try to hook up with Keyser Soze

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Don't worry, I'm on this.

    I got it covered.

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    was he arrested by the fashion police

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh man, sorry about your friend, dude. Is snail mail the only way to contact?

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh man, sorry about your friend, dude. Is snail mail the only way to contact?

    If she sent a letter right now it is entirely possible it would not reach him before he was out

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    is your friend named Bartholomew

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    was your friend arrested for crimes against haircuts

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well, that is super shitty.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Jake is something else lol. He's had that haircut forever. He's a good looking guy under it but he's not the type to care.

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    if he shaved his head he could pass for Brian K Vaughan

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
    Keith wrote: »
    was he arrested by the fashion police

    he's wearing the keffiyeh in support of palestine


    actually this is pretty likely, and cool if it is true

  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So, you're 100% positive he didn't have a bunch of hash strapped to his stomach?

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Koshian wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    was he arrested by the fashion police

    he's wearing the keffiyeh in support of palestine


    actually this is pretty likely, and cool if it is true

    Lol our first night out we got drunk and fought about Israel and Palestine. He is ver Pro-Palestine.

  • HozHoz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Koshian wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    was he arrested by the fashion police

    he's wearing the keffiyeh in support of palestine


    actually this is pretty likely, and cool if it is true
    Attributing his fashion choices to conscious thought is a damning accusation.

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
    kurds...

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Joey, have you ever been in a... in a Turkish prison?

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Hoz wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    was he arrested by the fashion police

    he's wearing the keffiyeh in support of palestine


    actually this is pretty likely, and cool if it is true
    Attributing his fashion choices to conscious thought is a damning accusation.

    Jake may not be the best dressed but he does care a lot about Palestinian rights.

  • SpacehogSpacehog Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Rolo wrote: »
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    That's nobody's business but the Turks'.

    We're talking about Istanbul, not Constantinople.

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  • SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Rolo wrote: »
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    That's nobody's business but the Turks'.

    We're talking about Istanbul, not Constantinople.

    It's been a long time gone.

  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It's an ok place to be arrested in as far as Arabic-speaking countries go. He'll probably make it out unharmed.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
    MKR wrote: »
    Arabic-speaking countries go.
    hmmmmmmmm

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    TFS, come play DDO with us.

    edit: Oh crap it's not Arabic-speaking

    I am silly

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    MKR wrote: »
    It's an ok place to be arrested in as far as Arabic-speaking countries go. He'll probably make it out unharmed.
    MKR, what language do you think the Turkish speak?

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