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Turkey: Fear of torture or ill-treatment/fear of killings/fear of arbitrary detentions of political prisoners on hunger strike

, Index number: EUR 44/073/2000

Turkish security forces stormed 20 prisons on 19 December at about 4.30am, to end hunger strikes by political prisoners. At least 20 prisoners, according to some sources over 30 prisoners, and two gendarmes have reportedly died in the course of the operation, which is still under way in two of the prisons, Ümraniye and Çanakkale.

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