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Torture in Turkey

18 Former employees of Turkish National Intellingency (MIT) are tortured in Ankara TEM

It turned out that all the people who were detained and tortured in Ankara were MIT employees. H.Ç.’s lawyer told the police yesterday.

According to the news of BOLD MEDIA Cevheri Güven, 27 people who were detained in Ankara on the morning of December 18 and announced as former employees of the Prime Ministry by the Public Prosecutor’s Office were expelled from the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and were subjected to intense pressure during the detention process.

According to information provided by lawyers of detainees in Ankara Anti-Terror Branch, the first day of detention was threatened, insulted and psychological torture.

According to the information given by the ex-MIT employee H.Ç.’s lawyer spouse, the detainees were interviewed at 22.30 on the first day and were threatened with rape by showing bottles lined up next to each other.

“WAS SCARED AND IN PANIC”

According to the statements of the wife of the detainee; My husband had not undergone any investigation, prosecution after being expelled. When I saw him, he was scared and in panic. They have taken him into a different type of interrogation room which has a camera and two sides glass-covered rooms. They took him for “interview” for 30 minutes which was completely threatening and insult to him along with the interview. “Even if we release you, we will you get you back without any warrant.” They had added.

THESE BOTTLES ARE FOR YOU

They have shown some bottles which are put together and told him that” these bottles are for you which you may understand what will happen to you with them if you do not be smart and tell us all the story.”

ANKARA BAR ASSOCIATION STARTED INVESTIGATION 18 PEOPLE IS UNDER ARREST.

27 people who were detained in Ankara on the morning of December 18 and announced as former employees of the Prime Ministry by the Public Prosecutor's Office were expelled from the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and were subjected to intense pressure during the detention process.
34th High Criminal Court was established in Ankara to prosecute MİT employees. Establishing a special court for investigation of an institution is caused by serious critics by the lawyers.
6 people who were kidnapped in February 2019 and who were handed over to the police after 6 months of torture began to be tried in this court.

http://aktifhaber.com/m/gundem/mitin-18-eski-calisani-ankara-temde-iskence-goruyor-2-h140877.html

*The news in the link was translated and briefed.

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Free Political Prisoners in Turkey, 13×19

Free Political Prisoners in Turkey, 13×19

 

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Zabit Kisi was kidnapped, tortured and jailed by Erdogan Regime

Zabit Kisi was kidnapped, tortured and jailed by Erdogan Regime

He was kidnapped by MIT in Kazakistan and tortured for 108 days in an unknown facility in Turkey by Erdogan Regime.
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Gokhan Acikkollu, a teacher tortured and died in Turkey

Gokhan Acikkollu, a teacher tortured and died in Turkey. 

He was tortured both physically and psychologically and hospitalized 2 times in Turkey. Unable to bear the torture and died on August 5, 2016.
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Human Rights Violations Report, Comprehensive infographics about Turkey

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August 2019 / (28 pages)

Our infographics work began on August 24, 2018. In the past year, we gathered information from comprehensive reports of human rights associations, data from several statistical institutes, and also news from many known newspapers, most notably:

  • The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • The United States Department of State

  • Freedom House

  • Amnesty International

  • The American Bar Association

  • Reuters

  • The Committee to Protect Journalists

  • Turkey Statistical Institute (TUIK)

  • Stockholm Center for Freedom

  • Global Wealth Migration Review

  • Scholars at Risk

  • European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

  • CBC (WHO IS THIS? WRITE IT OUT)

  • WP  (WHO IS THIS? WRITE IT OUT)

  • POLITICO

  • COMMA Network

  • The Arrested Lawyers Initiative

  • Lawyer Rights Watch

  • World Prison Brief

  • Turkey Purge

  • Journalists and Writers Foundation

  • Prison Studies

  • Prison Insider

  • Ahval News

 

AST created 22 pages of infographics by summarizing a total of 854 pages of information including reports, statistical databases, and news published by these organizations.

 

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Torture and ill-treatment in Turkey

Torture and ill-treatment in Turkey

 

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SEND A LETTER: STOP TORTURING DIPLOMATS

SEND A LETTER: STOP TORTURING DIPLOMATS

Send a letter to Congressman Hastings, the chair of Helsinki Commission or Hon. CHRIS SMITH- NJ from Lantos Commission to urge them to take action against Turkish authorities involved in torturing 6 Ex-MFA Diplomats in Turkey.

Sample letter to send Congressman Alcee L. HASTINGS.  & Congressman Chris SMITH

Dear Hon. Rep. Alcee L. HASTINGS
Washington, D.C.
2353 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-1313
Fax: (202) 225-1171
https://alceehastings.house.gov/contact/

Urge Turkish Government to investigate the serious torture allegations to ex-diplomats in the capital Ankara, Turkey

Dear Honorable Congressman,

I deeply concerned about the torture allegations documented by the Ankara Bar Association. 6 ex-diplomats of Turkish Foreign Ministry have been detained at Police Headquarters in Ankara.  HDP MP Omer F. Gergerlioglu; Erinc Sagkan, President of Ankara Bar Association, and CHP MP Sezgin Tanrikulu spoke out about the allegations immediately..

According to the Ankara Bar Association’s report, 5 detainees were harshly beaten, knocked unconscious and sexually abused (anally raped with batons). The detained diplomats were forced to sign a statement of confession. A tortured diplomat lost his consciousness due to severe beatings and was hospitalized. However,  he was refused to be given a medical report. According to the UN report on March 2018, 263 incidents of torture in detention occurred in Turkey. Grave human rights violations like torture cannot be tolerated.

I will greatly appreciate if you urge the Turkish government to investigate these serious allegations and to bring the perpetrators of the horrible torture incidents to justice and If you share your thoughts about torture on your social media.

Thank you for your support to persecuted and oppressed innocent people in Turkey.

Yours Sincerely.

Or

Dear Hon. Rep. Chris SMITH

Washington, DC Office
2373 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
phone (202) 225-3765
fax   (202) 225-7768
https://chrissmith.house.gov/contact/

Full Report Link and more information :

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/05/29/world/europe/ap-eu-turkey-torture.html

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/a-new-phase-in-turkeys-crackdown-as-recep-tayyip-erdogan-tortures-diplomats

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/diplomats-tortured-in-turkish-jail-tz3r0lb7t

https://twitter.com/ankarabarosu/status/1133375623727058944?s=19

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-torture-idUSKCN1SY26O

https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/28/turkish-lawyers-group-says-foreign-ministry-staff-tortured-in-custody

https://twitter.com/silencedturkey/status/1133407264742760448?s=19

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