Document - Turkey: Further information on "disappearance" / fear of torture: Necat Altun, Hediye Altun, his daughter, aged 16

EXTERNALAI Index: EUR 44/86/95

22 August 1995

Further information on EXTRA 88/95 (EUR 44/81/95, 25 July 1995) - "Disappearance" / Fear of Torture

TURKEYNecat Altun, a Kurd from the province of Mardin

Hediye Altun, his daughter, aged 16

According to information received only now, Necat Altun was released on 31 July 1995, while his daughter Hediye Altun was formally arrested and sent to prison in Istabul to await trial. The exact charges against her are not known.

Reportedly, Hediye Altun was tortured and as a result was suffering from bleeding from her ears and was unable to hear.

Amnesty International is trying to obtain more details on the case. No further action is requested at this stage. Many thanks to all participants for sending appeals.

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