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Turkey: Risk of torture and ill-treatment

, Index number: EUR 44/027/2002

Yusuf Basboga, Ahmet Ökten, A. Kerim Koçhan, Mikail Bülbül, Mahsun Ilen Faruk Kiliç, Nurettin Demir, Zübeyir Avci, Mahmut Kuzu, A. Aziz Yücedag, Lokman Koçhan, Sermin Erbas, all members of the Egitim-Sen teachers' trade union. They were detained by police in southeast Turkey on 7 May, reportedly because they had been involved in a campaign for education in the Kurdish language. They are being held at the Anti-Terror Branch of Mardin Police Headquarters, where they are at risk of torture and ill-treatment.

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