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Further information on EXTRA 101/93 (EUR 44/110/93, 19 November and follow-up EUR 44/112/93, 24 November) - Turkey: fear of torture / legal concern: Husniye Olmez, Meral Danis Bestas, Mesut Bestas, Sebahattin Acar, Baki Demirhan, Sinasi Tur, Arif Altunkal

, Index number: EUR 44/119/1993

Another five lawyers have been detained in a police operation which has been taking place since mid-November 1993. There are now 16 defence lawyers in detention, reportedly on the basis of statements given to the police by a political prisoner in Diyarbakir Prison who became a police informer. The detained lawyers continue to be held incommunicado.

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