To whom it may concern,
As you most probably are aware, international news media is covering the chemical assault of Turkish police forces against liberalist activists for days on end. Use of toxic chemical agents by the Turkish Police is indiscriminate, inhumane, and medically unacceptable because of lasting health repercussions. Besides its a well documented fact that despite contrary instructions, police forces directly aim the crowds with their anti-riot guns. According to Turkish Doctors Union report, in two weeks about five thousand people are injured, 35 persons who were hit with canisters at 5 mt range lie in intensive care with fractured skulls while 12 others have lost their eyes.
Please stop export of OC or CS gases and other such agents to Turkey.
If your company continues to export these items you will be held liable in international law suits for providing grounds to intentional abuse and misuse of these agents by Turkish police forces. Please do heed this call and stop providing Turkey with crowd control agents until perpetrators of excessive or improper use of force are held accountable in this country.
I am sure you will see to it that your company’s claims about these agents being “nonlethal” is fulfilled and you will prevent your products from being misused for ruining or taking away peaceful young demonstrators lives.