Urgent Action outcome: Detainees no longer in police custody
All detainees held at the police’s anti-terrorism branch in Urfa province, south eastern Turkey, following clashes between security forces and the armed PKK on 18 May, have been either released or sent to prison custody. The 13 people that were remanded in prison are no longer considered to be at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.
The Urfa Bar Association submitted a criminal complaint to the Urfa prosecutor for torture and other ill-treatment based on detailed interviews with some of these individuals.
Amnesty will continue to call for prompt, independent and impartial investigations into these allegations.
NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED FROM THE NETWORK. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.
This is the 1st and final update for UA 74/19 More information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur44/0525/2019/en/