Turkey: Fear of torture / fear of "disappearance": Ismail Polat
There is concern for the safety of Ismail Polat, a 43-year-old Kurd who was detained at 11pm on 7 April 1997 at his home in Gaziantep. His family have made inquiries, but have been unable to receive confirmation of his detention or whereabouts. There is concern that he is being tortured and that he may "disappear" in incommunicado detention. Ismail Polat is a member of the People's Democratic Party (HADEP).