EXTERNAL AI Index: EUR 44/133/95
14 November 1995
Further information on EXTRA 136/95 (EUR 44/127/95, 8 November 1995) and
follow-up (EUR 44/128/95, 9 November 1995) - Fear of torture
TURKEYMetin Acet, aged 24, student (not journalist)
Nuran Tekda_ (f), aged 25, journalist with Özgür Halk
Metin Acet and Nuran Tekda_ have been formally arrested and committed to Batman
Prison to await trial. The charges are not known to Amnesty International
and so far no further details are available.
No further action by the Urgent Action Network is required at this stage. Thanks
to all participants for sending appeals.
FURTHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Nuran Tekda_'s father, Ali Tekda_, was detained by plainclothes police in
Diyarbak_r on 13 November 1994 and has since "disappeared" in police custody,
although his detention was witnessed by his wife. A fellow-detainee later
testified that he shared a cell with Ali Tekda_ while detained at the Anti-Riot
Police Headquarters in Diyarbak_r between 1 and 20 December 1994. Ali Tekda_
then feared that he would be killed and begged him to notify his family. He
has not been seen or heard of since.