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Further information on UA 209/91 (EUR 44/81/91, 14 June and follow-ups EUR 44/82/91, 17 June and EUR 44/84/91, 21 June) - Turkey: fear of torture: Cavidan Kocaacar, Murat Demir, Bedii Yarayici, Deniz Teztel, Tulay Avci, Fatma Ocalan, Hatice Suna, Ummet Su

, Index number: EUR 44/091/1991

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: EUR 44/91/91
Distr: UA/SC
5 July 1991
Further information on UA 209/91 (EUR 44/81/91, 14 June 1991) and follow-ups
EUR 44/82/91 (17 June 1991) and EUR 44/84/91 (21 June 1991) - Fear of Torture
Turkey: Cavidan Kocaacar (f)
Murat Demir, lawyer
Bedii Yarayici, lawyer
Deniz Teztel (f), journalist
Tülay Avci (f)
Fatma Öcalan (f)
Hatice Suna (f)
Ümmet Suna
Necmi Suna, non-commissioned officer
Lütfü Topal
new names: Fethiye Pek_en (f), lawyer
Yusuf _ahin, non-commissioned officer
On 3 July 1991, the lawyer Fethiye Pek_en was detained in Istanbul, reportedly
on the instructions of the Prosecutor's Office at Ankara State Security Court.
Fethiye Pek_en was then transferred to Ankara, where she is held incommunicado
at the Ankara Police Headquarters. According to Turkish press reports she was
detained in connection with the investigation against the above named people.
The Turkish newspapers had reported on 29 June that the lawyers Murat
Demir and Bedii Yarayici, the journalist Deniz Teztel as well as Hatice Suna,
Ümmet Suna, Necmi Suna and Lütfü Topal were charged on 28 June and committed
to prison. Cavidan Kocaacar and _ükrü Gürsel (not named in the UA) were released.
No information was given about Tülay Avci and Fatma Öcalan. According to these
reports the lawyers and the journalist were arrested on the grounds that they
"acted as couriers for the illegal Dev Sol (Revolutionary Left) organization".
Cavidan Kocaacar is reported to have stated after release that they had
been subjected to severe torture while in police custody and that a
non-commissioned officer, Yusuf _ahin, was still being interrogated at Ankara
Police Headquarters.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and airmail
letters:
- urging that Fethiye Pek_en and Yusuf _ahin are given immediate access to
their families and lawyers and that they are not ill-treated while in detention;
- requesting to be informed of any charges against them;
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- appealing that a thorough and independent investigation is initiated into
the torture allegations raised by Cavidan Kocaacar; and requesting to be
informed of its methods and findings.
APPEALS TO:
Ankara Chief of Police
Mr Hasan Özdemir
Ankara Emniyet Müdürü
Konya-Samsun Karayolu
Ankara, Turkey
Telegrams: Emniyet Muduru, Ankara, Turkey
Faxes: +90 4 342 22 27
Minister of Justice:
Mr _akir _eker
Adalet Bakanli_i
06659 Ankara, Turkey
Telegrams: Adalet Bakanligi, Ankara, Turkey
Faxes: +90 41 25 40 66
Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz
Office of the Prime Minister
Ba_bakanlik
06573 Ankara, Turkey
Telegrams: Prime Minister, Ankara, Turkey
Telexes: 44061/44062/44063 bbmt tr
42099 basb tr
42875 bbk tr
Faxes: +90 41 17 04 76 PRIME MINISTER
+90 42 30 88 96 (attn: Prime Minister)
Minister of the Interior:
Mr Mustafa Kalemli
Içi_leri Bakanli_i
06644 Ankara, Turkey
Telegrams: Interior Minister, Ankara, Turkey
Telexes: 46369 ICSL TR
Faxes: +90 4 118 1795
+90 4 125 6520 (Ministry of Interior)
COPIES TO:
President of Parliamentary Human Rights Commission
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Mr Eyüp A_ik
Insan Haklari Ara_tirma Komisyonu Ba_kani
TBMM
Ankara, Turkey
Faxes: +90 4 11 91 664
+90 4 42 06 941
and to diplomatic representatives of Turkey in your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat or
your section office if sending appeals after 16 August 1991.

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