Document - Turkey: Further information on prisoner of conscience / fear of torture / fear for safety: Ali Ekber Kaya, Eren Keskin (f), Mercan Guclu (f), Ercan Kanar, Cigdem Kaya (f), Huseyin Dagdeviren, Fidan Guler (f), Huseyin Guler

EXTERNAL (for general distribution)AI Index: EUR 44/49/95

Distr: UA/SC


6 April 1995


Further information on UA 81/95 (EUR 44/44/95, 28 March 1995) and follow-up (EUR 44/47/95, 31 March) - Prisoner of conscience / Fear of torture / Fear for safety


TURKEYAli Ekber Kaya, President of the Tunceli Human Rights Association (HRA)

Eren Keskin (f), lawyer and member of Istanbul HRA

Mercan Güçlü (f), lawyer and member of Istanbul HRA

Ercan Kanar, Deputy Chairman of Istanbul HRA

Çiğdem Kaya (f) aged 18

Hüseyin Dağdeviren, aged 30

Fidan Güler (f), health worker

Hüseyin Güler



Amnesty International has learned that on 3 April 1995, Ekber Kaya and Hüseyin Dağdeviren appeared in court and have now been formally charged. They have been committed to Tunceli Closed Prison. Please continue action on their behalf as requested in the update to this Urgent Action, EUR 44/47/95, issued on 31 March 1995.


According to reports, Çiğdem Kaya, Fidan Güler and Hüseyin Güler have been released from police custody. No further details on their treatment in detention are available at this moment. No further action is required on their behalf. Thank you for all your letters and messages.


Please also discontinue appeals for the moment on behalf of Eren Keskin, Mercan Güçlü or Ercan Kanar. Amnesty International continues to investigate their situation.

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