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Turkey: Further information on torture / fear of torture

, Index number: EUR 44/023/1997

Hatun Temuzalp (f), Ali Can Kaya, Arzu Gormez (f), Dilsan Acar (f), Muammer Kalkan, journalists; Tekin Yazar, Ali Ekber, Haydar Celik (note family name), Hasan Acan: On 14 March, the prisoners named above were taken to court. Hatun Temuzalp, Ali Can Kaya, Arzu Gormez, Muammer Kalkan and Tekin Yazar were released. The others were formally arrested. Hatun Temuzalp, Ali Can Kaya and Muammer Kalkan stated that they had been tortured in police custody.

EXTERNAL AI Index: EUR 44/23/97
27 March 1997
Further information (1) on EXTRA 36/97 (EUR 44/21/97, 13 March 1997) -
Torture/Fear of torture
TURKEYHatun Temuzalp (f), journalist
Ali Can Kaya, journalist
Arzu Görmez (f), journalist
Dil_an Acar, (f), journalist
Muammer Kalkan, journalist
Tekin Yazar
Ali Ekber
Haydar Çelik (note family name)
Hasan Acar
On 14 March 1997, the prisoners named above were taken to court. Hatun Temuzalp,
Ali Can Kaya, Arzu Görmez, Muammer Kalkan and Tekin Yazar were released. The
others were formally arrested. Hatun Temuzalp, Ali Can Kaya and Muammer Kalkan
stated that they had been tortured while in police custody. On 15 March, Hatun
Temuzalp told a press conference that she and her friends had been beaten by
the police and that her left shoulder-blade was dislocated as a result of
torture.
No further action by the UA Network is required. We thank all who sent appeals
on their behalf.

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