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Turkey: Fear for safety / ill - treatment / legal concern: Mehmet Bal

, Index number: EUR 44/009/2008

Conscientious objector Mehmet Bal was arrested on 8 June 2008 in Istanbul for evading military service. He was held in military custody in Besiktas, before being transferred to Hasdal Military Prison in Istanbul on 9 June, where he is currently held. In both places of detention he says he was ill-treated. Mehmet Bal is currently at risk of further ill-treatment at the hands of the military.

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