In another case examined by Human Rights Watch, three men allege they were tortured in
police custody, after being detained on suspicion of involvement in a mortar attack on a
police station. Photos posted on Twitter on June 9 showed the three men beaten up with
bleeding faces. The photos appeared in pro-government media and were tweeted by
|16 See the relevant Tweet from June 9, 2017, https://twitter.com/fatihtezcan/status/873277074722697217?lang=en
(accessed August 19, 2017).
17 İsmail Saymaz, "'Terörist' diye dövülen o köylüler mantar topluyormuş" (Those villagers who were beaten as 'terrorists'
were collecting mushrooms), Hürriyet newspaper, June 19, 2017: http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/terorist-diye-dovulen-okoyluler-
mantar-topluyormus-40494778 (accessed August 19, 2017).
18 Human Rights Watch interview with Cemal Aslan and his family, Van, June 17, 2017.
20 Copy of complaint on file with Human Rights Watch.