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Turkey: Torture & ill-treatment/fear for safety/prisoner of conscience

, Index number: EUR 44/050/2001

Leading human rights defender Osman Baydemir has been arrested while he was with a delegation investigating human rights abuses in southeast Turkey. His whereabouts are now unknown, and he is at grave risk of torture. Eighteen-year-old Rasim Açar was arrested after he testified to the delegation, and has reportedly been tortured in custody.

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