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Turkey: Further information on fear of "disappearance" / torture: Zafer Kirbiyik, Firdevs Kirbiyik (f)

, رقم الوثيقة: EUR 44/103/1995

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.

EXTERNAL AI Index: EUR 44/103/95
29 September 1995
Further information on EXTRA 106/95 (EUR 44/93/95, 14 September 1995) and
follow-up (EUR 44/94/95, 15 September) - Fear of "disappearance" / Torture
TURKEYZafer K_rb_y_k, student, aged 24
Firdevs K_rb_y_k (f), his sister, board member of Health Workers' Union (Tüm
Sa_l_k Sen)
On 23 September, Firdevs K_rb_y_k, 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 police in Ankara. The prosecutor in Ankara
has given the police permission to hold her for further interrogation until
5 October.
Her brother Zafer K_rb_y_k was formally arrested on 25 September. He was then
committed to Mersin E-type Closed Prison to serve his 12-year prison sentence.
It appears that a further prosecution for membership of an illegal organization
may be brought against him in Konya State Security Court.
His father was able to see him briefly in Mersin prison. Zafer K_rb_y_k told
him that he and his sister were tortured in police custody in Mersin, but gave
no details. It is feared that Firdevs K_rb_y_k is being subjected to further
torture at the Anti-Terror Branch of Ankara Police Headquarters.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express/
airmail letters in English or in your own language:
- expressing concern about the reported torture of Zafer K_rb_y_k and his sister
Firdevs K_rb_y_k in police custody in Mersin between 12 and 25 September 1995;
- expressing concern also for the safety of Firdevs K_rb_y_k who has been
transferred to Ankara for further interrogation until 5 October;
- seeking assurances that she not be subjected to torture or ill-treatment;
- urging that she be granted access to her family and lawyer without further
delay;
- seeking information about the accusations brought against her.
APPEALS TO:
1. Ankara Chief of Police:
Mr Orhan Ta_anlar
Ankara Emniyet Müdürlü_ü
Ankara, Turkey
Telegrams: Emniyet Muduru, Ankara, Turkey
Salutation: Dear Sir
2. State Minister with responsibility for Human Rights:
Mr Algan Hacalo_lu
Office of the Prime Minister
Ba_bakanl_k
06573 Ankara, Turkey
Faxes: +90 312 417 0476
Salutation: Dear Minister
3. Minister of the Interior:
Mr Nahit Mente_e
Içisleri Bakanl___
2
Ankara, Turkey
Telegrams: Interior Minister, Ankara, Turkey
Faxes: +90 312 418 1066; 418 1795
Salutation: Dear Minister
COPIES TO:
President of the Parliamentary Human Rights Commission:
Mr Sabri Yavuz
_nsan Haklar_ Ara_t_rma Komisyonu Ba_kan_
TBMM
Ankara, Turkey
Faxes: +90 312 420 5394
and to diplomatic representatives of Turkey accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 15 October 1995.

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