Federal Republic of Germany: Alleged ill-treatment of Abdulkerim Balikci
Abdulkerim Balikci, a 25-year-old Turk, was apprehended by police in the early hours of the morning of 3 August 1993 in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin. He alleges that after being unable to produce his identity papers, he was assaulted by police officers. A medical certificate issued the same day shows that he had suffered multiple bruising and abrasions. A complaint about his ill-treatment has been made by his lawyer to the Minister of Internal Affairs in Berlin. Abdulkerim Balikci has been informed by the Berlin police authorities that he is subject to counter charges of assault and resisting arrest.