Further information on EXTRA 35/92 (EUR 44/34/92, 26 March) - Turkey: fear of torture / death in custody: Biseng Anik, died in custody; Halil Ugur, Hisyar Uysal, Sait Uysal, Iskan Uysal, Faysal Uysal, Agit Ayan, Adem Ozcan, Sabri Barkin, Mehmet Batmaz, Me
EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: EUR 44/38/92
31 March 1992
Further information on EXTRA 35/92 (EUR 44/34/92, 26 March 1992) - Fear of
torture/Death in custody
TURKEY: Bi_eng An_k (female), died in custody on 28 March
Halil U_ur (student) detained on 25 March
Hi_yar Uysal " "
Sait Uysal " "
_skan Uysal " "
Faysal Uysal " "
Agit Ayan " "
Adem Özcan " "
Sabri Bark_n, " "
Mehmet Batmaz detained on 24 March
Mehmet Ayan detained on 23 March
Sabri Ayan " "
Sabri Uçar " "
_ükrü Uçar " "
The Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported that the young girl Bi_eng An_k, a
student who had been detained during police operations in __rnak on 25 March,
had died in suspicious circumstances in police custody on 28 March.
The Governor of _irnak Province, Mustafa Malay, is reported to have issued
a statement in connection with the incident: "Bi_eng An_k was detained on 25
March. When the custody rooms were crowded, some detainees were put in other
rooms to testify. Together with the girl who committed suicide were two other
girls. Therefore, Bi_eng was taken to another room used by the security forces.
In that room she committed suicide with a gun she found under the bed. The
autopsy showed that she committed suicide."
Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the above report and about
the safety of those who were detained with Bi_eng An_k. It is feared that they
are being subjected to torture while under interrogation in police custody.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and
- expressing deep concern at the reported death in custody of Bi_eng An_k on
28 March, the third day of her incommunicado detention;
- urging an immediate, full and impartial inquiry into the circumstances of
her death including a second independent autopsy;
- requesting to be informed of its methods and findings;
- appealing that all those detained with her are allowed to see their relatives
and lawyers promptly and that they are not ill-treated while being held.
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