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Turkey: Fear of torture / health concern: Dr Munsif Cetin

, Index number: EUR 44/125/1996

The above, a 32-year old doctor, head of Dagkapi Health Centre in Diyarbakir, was detained at his home by police from the Anti-Terror Branch on 16 August 1996. His wife, a nurse who had given birth only three days earlier, was at home when the detention took place. The police sent away relatives who were assisting mother and baby leaving them without any support. The reason for the detention of Dr Cetin, who suffers from a kidney complaint, is not known.

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