Cases of Torture Based on Information Received from Lawyers
Human Rights Watch spoke to five lawyers who shared their observations about abuses
against their 5 clients (cases 6-10) and other detainees in police custody in Ankara in April
and May 2017, on suspicion of links with the alleged Fethullahist Terrorist Organization
(FETÖ). We also spoke to another lawyer in central Anatolia about abuses against his client
accused of links to the PKK in March 2017.
The clients are all in pretrial detention, so Human Rights Watch was unable to speak to
|42 Communication to Human Rights Watch from lawyer E, June 30, 2017.
43 Copy of May 30, 2017 decision by the Ankara Chief Prosecutor's office for the investigation of crimes by public officials,
(investigation no. 2017/76040).
44 Copies of all documents on file with Human Rights Watch.