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Turkey: Human rights and the health professionals

, Index number: EUR 44/159/1996

Human rights continue to be flagrantly disregarded in Turkey. Torture, disappearances, extrajudicial executions are all of concern to Amnesty International. The abuses have an impact on the health professions who are sometimes victims themselves or are put under severe pressure to collude with those carrying out the human rights violations. In this report examples of doctors who have been detained, tortured and/or prosecuted are given as illustrations of the pressures put on doctors to write reports which are acceptable to the police but are not necessarily accurate.

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