Turkey: "Disappearance" / fear of torture: Ihsan Yazici

Turkey: "Disappearance" / fear of torture: Ihsan Yazici

Index Number: EUR 44/083/1995
Date Published: 27 July 1995
Categories: Europe And Central Asia, Turkey

There are grave fears of the safety of Ihsan Yazici, who was detained in Diyarbakir on 19 July 195 and whose detention remains unacknowledged. Ishan Yazici, a livestock trader and owner of a tea garden, has been detained several times previously and tortured. One of his sons is said to have been a PKK member; he was killed. Ihsan Yazici's family has been constantly harassed by the police and has reportedly received death threats.

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