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EXTRA 57/94 - Turkey: fear of torture: Bahri Mentes

, Index number: EUR 44/110/1994

Bahri Mentes was detained by police on 23 September 1994 while leaving a mosque in Istanbul. His family were informed at first that he had been transferred to Istanbul Maslak Gendarmerie, which, however, denied his detention, despite repeated inquiries. On 4 October 1994 AI received an unconfirmed report that he was being held in Bingol District Gendarmerie in southeast Turkey. No formal charges are reported to have been made. AI fears that he is being tortured in detention.

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