Document - Turkey: Further information on fear of disappearance / fear of torture: Hamza Guneri

EXTERNALAI Index: EUR 44/101/95

29 September 1995

Further information on UA 225/95 (EUR 44/97/95, 22 September 1995) - Fear of "disappearance" / Fear of torture

TURKEYHamza Güneri, aged 36

Amnesty International has learned that Hamza Güneri was brought before a judge on 26 September 1995, was charged and then committed to Aĝrı prison. This information came to light after intervention by the Turkish Human Rights Ministry which repeatedly telephoned Aĝrı Police Headquarters.

The Anti-Terror Branch at Aĝrı Police Headquarters had previously claimed that Hamza Güneri escaped from police custody. He had been held for 15 days. Nothing is known so far about the charges brought against him or his treatment in detention at Aĝrı Police Headquarters.

No further action is required at this stage. Many thanks to all who sent appeals on Hamza Güneri's behalf.

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