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
|37 Human Rights Watch interview with lawyer C (name withheld but known to Human Rights Watch), Ankara, June 2017. saw
İ.K, M.K., B.K., O.S., and S.E. are under investigation by the Ankara chief prosecutor's office for the investigation of crimes
against the constitutional order (investigation no. 2017/68532).