EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: EUR 44/18/91
7 February 1991
Further information on UA 34/91 (EUR 44/14/91, 29 January 1991) - Fear of Torture
M Emin Kurt
The five named above were released without charge on the evening of 31 January
1991. They had been taken into custody following a raid on the village of
Güneybakan, near Nusaybin, on the morning of 29 January. They have reported
that while in custody they were subjected to cold water under pressure, and
that one of the detainees was suspended by his arms. However, they have made
no official complaint about their treatment.
Amnesty International will investigate further the allegations of
torture. Meanwhile, no further action is required on their behalf. Thanks
to all those who sent appeals.