Turkey: Fear of torture / health concern
Ferzende Abi, Kurd aged 36, Sirin Abi, wife of Ferzende Abi, Bazi Bor, Ahmet Abi, Aziz Timur and 17 others: AI is concerned for the safety of around 20 people who have been taken into police custoody in Van. According to testimony given by their children, Ferzende Abi, a former board member of the now defunct Democracy Party, who suffers from a heart condition, was severely beaten with rifle butts. His condition deteriorated in custody and he went into a coma. He was transferred on 5 May to the Van State Hospital and is being treated in intensive care.