Based on court records, statements made by the lawyers and family members of the victims, the 43-page report contains claims that individuals were exposed to heavy beating, harassment, treatments and in some cases were victims of verbal abuse. Individuals have been abducted in bright daylight and kept in secret in hideaways.
Turgay Karaman, a school principal in Malaysia, was abducted by four people in plain clothes and is the latest in a string of international arrests allegedly ordered by Turkey in a post-coup crackdown that has seen more than 100,000 people detained. Human Rights Watch urged authorities not deport the Turkish nationals to Turkey, as they would likely face torture if they are extradited, and called for an urgent investigation.
Credible evidence that the Turkish police are holding detainees, denying them food, water and medical treatment. In some of the worse cases, individuals have been subjected to severe beating and torture.
After the coup attempt, came the purge; where more than 125,000 were sacked and 45,000 arrested. There are many worrying testimonies of torture. The UN’s special investigator on torture has arrived in Turkey following allegations of rape and abuse by the country’s security forces.
668 babies, under age of six, and 17000 women are in pretrial detention in jails across Turkey. Group of people gathered in Chicago to demand freedom of innocent children jailed in Turkey.