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UA 03/94 - Turkey: abduction / fear of extrajudicial killing: Melke Tok

, Index number: EUR 44/002/1994

Sixty-year-old Assyrian Christian priest Melke Tok was reportedly abducted by unidentified armed men on 9 January 1994 while travelling from Idil to Be-sorino in southeast Turkey. The driver of the vehicle in which he was travelling is said to have been held and interrogated by gendarmerie in Be-sorino until the evening of 9 January. The abduction is suspected to have been carried out by village guards or Islamic fundamentalists close to the security forces. AI is concerned for the safety of Melke Tor.

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