Further information on EXTRA 68/93 (EUR 44/69/93, 21 July) - Turkey: "disappearance" / fear of torture / medical concern: Tacettin Demir, Nezahat Ozmen
Tacettin Demir was released on 22 July 1993. So far no details are available about his treatment in police custody. Nezahat Ozmen was severely tortured, despite being seven months' pregnant, and had to be transferred to hospital, due to here deteriorating condition and the possibility of a miscarriage. However, it is alleged that the police came to the hospital and insisted that she be taken before a judge and formally arrested, although she was still in need of continuing medical treatment. She was then committed to Mardin prison.