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Turkey: Further information on torture: Gul Dagdevir (f), aged 16; Ersin Dagdevir, aged 15 - released, Kemal Bolat, aged 17, Selma Yigiter (f) - released, Hilal Usendi, Baris Gulal; and new names: Sibel Aktan (f), Haydar Aktan, aged 14

, Index number: EUR 44/146/1995

AI has learned that on 1 November 1995, Gul Dagdevir, Kemal Bolat, Baris Gulal and Hilal Usendi were formally charged with membership of an illegal organization and committed to Ankara prison to await trial. Sibel Aktan and Haydar Aktan who had both been detained at different times in connection with the same case were released on 10 November. Both alleged that they were tortured in police custody.

EXTERNAL AI Index: EUR 44/146/95
4 December 1995
Further information on EXTRA 121/95 (EUR 44/115/95, 20 October 1995) and
follow-up (EUR 44/117/95, 24 October 1995) - Torture
TURKEYGül Da_devir (f), aged 16 [please note correct name]
Ersin Da_devir, aged 15, her brother - released
Kemal Bolat, aged 17
Selma Yi_iter (f) teacher - released
Hilal Ü_endi [not: Usenir]
Bar__ Gülal [not:Algul]
new names: Sibel Aktan (f)
Haydar Aktan, aged 14, her brother
Amnesty International has learned that, on 1 November 1995, Gül Da_devir, Kemal
Bolat, Bar__ Gülal and Hilal Ü_endi were formally charged with membership of
an illegal organization and committed to Ankara prison to await trial.
Sibel Aktan and Haydar Aktan, who had been detained at different times in
connection with the same case, were released on 10 November. Both alleged that
they were tortured in police custody at Ankara Police Headquarters.
No further details have been available so far. We will take up the cases with
the relevant authorities as soon as we receive additional information. No
further action by the UA Network is required at the moment and we thank all
who sent appeals on this case.

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