Urgent Action: Dozens at risk of torture in police detention
A group of 47 people, including men, women and three children, were detained between 18 and 21 May during police raids following clashes between security forces and the armed PKK in Urfa province, south eastern Turkey. There are credible allegations that the adults were subjected to torture and other ill-treatment. As of 24 May, 22 of them, including the three children, have been released. The 25 still being held at the police’s anti-terrorism branch are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment and must be given immediate access to independent medical care.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 5 JULY 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Turkish to:
Minister of Interior
T.C. İçişleri Bakanlığı
Salutation: Dear Minister
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.