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Turkey: Further information on fear of "disappearance" / fear of extrajudicial execution: Nevzat Ersonmez

, Index number: EUR 44/037/1995

Nevzat Ersonmez was killed on 27 February 1995 at about 2am. His body was left in a sack in front of the minibus company for which he had worked. The doctor who examined his body reported burn marks and marks of a rope around his neck. He had apparently been deprived of food and water. Nevzat Ersonmez had previously been detained by members of the Anti-Terror Branch in January 1995 and questioned about the owner of the minibus company, Salih Genc, who was killed in early February.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: EUR 44/37/95
Distr: UA/SC
28 February 1995
Further information on EXTRA 18/95 (EUR 44/36/95, 23 February 1995) - Fear
of "disappearance" / Extrajudicial Execution
Turkey:Nevzat Ersönmez
Amnesty International has just learned that Nevzat Ersönmez was killed on 27
February 1995 at approximately 2am. His body was left in a sack in front of
the door of the minibus company for which he had worked as a driver. He had
been abducted on 14 February reportedly by members of the Anti-Terror Branch.
According to the doctor who examined Nevzat Ersönmez's body there were burn
marks, apparently from molten plastic, in the shape of the letters TC (ie:
Republic of Turkey) on several parts of his body, and marks of rope around
his neck. He had apparently been deprived of food and water.
Nevzat Ersönmez had previously been detained by members of the Anti-Terror
Branch in January 1995. On that occasion he alleged that he had been taken
into custody by plainclothes police who showed their identification. He was
driven around Diyarbak_r for two hours while being questioned, and subjected
to death threats by the policemen before being released. Reportedly at least
some of those who detained him in January were among the officers who abducted
him on 14 February.
Nevzat Ersönmez had worked as a minibus driver on the Diyarbak_r-Lice route
for five months. The minibus owner, Salih Genç, who had been detained on 1
February was found dead on the road between Diyarbak_r and Silvan. Three other
unidentified bodies were found at the same place.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and
airmail letters either in English or your own language:
- expressing deep concern at the murder of Nevzat Ersönmez, detained on 14
February in Diyarbak_r, held in unacknowledged police custody, and found dead
on 27 February;
- asking what measures the authorities took in response to Amnesty
International's appeal to find Nevzat Ersönmez while he was still alive;
- urging that a prompt and full investigation be conducted into the death
of Nevzat Ersönmez, Salih Genç, and the three unidentified men found killed
on the Silvan road;
- asking to be informed of the outcome of the investigations.
APPEALS TO:
1) Diyarbak_r Chief of Police:
Mr R_dvan Güler
Diyarbak_r Emniyet Müdürlü_ü
Diyarbak_r, Turkey
2
Telegrams: Emniyet Mudurlugu, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Salutation: Dear Sir
2) Chief Prosecutor at Diyarbak_r State Security Court:
Mr Bekir Selçuk
DGM Ba_savc_s_
Devlet Güvenlik Mahkemesi
Diyarbak_r, Turkey
Telegrams: DGM Bassavcisi, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Salutation: Dear Sir
3) Deputy Prime Minister:
Mr Murat Karayalç_n
Ba_bakanl_k
06573 Ankara, Turkey
Telegrams: Deputy Prime Minister, Ankara, Turkey
Telex: 44061/44062/44063 bbmt tr
42099 basb tr
42875 bbk tr
Faxes: +90 312 417 0476 Deputy PRIME MINISTER
Salutation: Dear Deputy Prime Minister
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
President of the Parliamentary Human Rights Commission:
Mr Sabri Yavuz
_nsan Haklar_ Ara_t_rma Komisyonu Ba_kan_
TBMM
Ankara, Turkey
Faxes: +90 312 420 5394
and to diplomatic representatives of Turkey accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 28 March 1995.

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