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Meryem Özsögüt, a Turkish public sector trade union leader, was arrested on January 8, following a news conference on December 14, 2007, to denounce the killing by the police of activist Kevser Mizrak. 

Her arrest was motivated solely by her activities as a trade union leader, Public Services International says. She is being held in one of Turkey’s notorious isolation prisons.

The Turkish government is hostile to trade unionists and is determined to repress the legitimate activities of trade unions, PSI says.

Send a message of protest to the Turkish government and one of solidarity with Sister Özsögüt: http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?c=394