Turkey: Torture allegations must be independently investigated

Index Number: EUR 44/3126/2020

Amnesty International has written to the Turkish authorities regarding credible allegations that two men, Osman Şiban and Servet Turgut, were subjected to torture or other ill-treatment after being detained by gendarmes on 11 September 2020 in Çatak, a district in the eastern province of Van. Serious allegations that must be promptly, independently and impartially investigated include a claim that the two men were thrown off a helicopter. Medical reports seen by Amnesty International state that they sustained injuries consistent with falling from a height.

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