EFD Rights Watch: Seemingly Revenge justice against Canan Kaftancıoğlu… A “virtual opera” about Osman Kavala and his snails in prison…


Osman Kavala, supporter of culture, human rights champion and bridge-builder, is approaching 1000 days in Turkey’s highest security prison on trumped-up charges. This lock-down opera film is an appeal to #FreeOsmanKavala Ask your friends to share #OsmanSnails

U.S.-based documentarist produces “virtual opera” about Osman Kavala and his snails in prison

U.S.-based documentary maker Robert Golden produced an opera calling for the release of businessman, philanthropist and rights activist Osman Kavala who’s been imprisoned for 967 days on multiple charges.

Initially incarcerated on dropped charges of organizing the 2013 Gezi Protests, a months-long anti-government movement that started as an environmental protest in Istanbul’s Gezi Park, Kavala had adopted two snails as pets in prison.

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