Turkey: Further information on fear of "disappearance" / torture: Zafer Kirbiyik, Firdevs Kirbiyik (f)
On 23 September Firdevs Kirbiyik, a board member of the Health Workers Union (Tum Saglik Sen), who had been detained in Mersin on 15 September as she was searching for her "disappeared" brother, was transferred to the Anti-Terror branch of the plice in Ankara. The prosecutor in Ankara has given the police permission to hold her for further interrogation until 5 October. Her brother was arrested on 25 September. His father was able to see him briefly in Mersin prison. Zafer Kirbiyik told him that he and his sister were tortured in police custody in Mersin, but gave no details.