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Turkey: Further information on fear of torture/ill-treatment / fear of "disappearance" / arbitrary killings

, Index number: EUR 44/059/1999

Amnesty International is concerned at reports that no investigation has yet been opened into the killing of Necmettin Kahraman on 19 February. He died after police opened fire on a non-violent demonstration against the capture of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan. During the wave of mass detentions which followed the abduction of Abdullah Öcalan, eight lawyers, Feridun Çelik, M Selim Kurbanoglu, Abdullah Akin, Yusuf Tosun, Sinan Tanrikulu, Mansur Reitoglu, Mahmut Vefa and Ferda Pokerce were detained and ill-treated by police officers. They were also denied the right to read the interrogation minutes they were asked to sign.

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