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Turkey: further information on: use of excessive force / fear for safety

, Index number: EUR 44/003/1996

Orhan Ozen, Riza Boybas (note corrected spelling), Abdulmecit Seckin, new: Metin Goktepe, journalist, aged 27; hundreds of participants at the funeral: Metin Goktepe, journalist for Evrensel newspaper, died on 8 January after being detained during the funeral of two political prisoners who had been beaten to death at Umraniye Prison in Istanbul on 4 January. More than 600 mourners were detained by police, many of whom were women and children.

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