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Turkey: Risk of Torture/use of excessive force

, Index number: EUR 44/067/2001

Some 20 people were arrested in Istanbul on 15 September, as police used teargas and watercannons to disperse supporters of hunger-striking prisoners. They had gathered for the funeral of one of the hunger-strikers. They are at high risk of torture in custody. Ümüs Sahingöz was the 34th person to die in the hunger strike in protest against new high-security prisons.

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