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
|38 Human Rights Watch interview with lawyer D (name withheld but known to Human Rights Watch), Ankara, June 2017.
39 Copy of court record, May 5, 2017, on file with Human Rights Watch. O.D. is under investigation by the Ankara chief
prosecutor's office for crimes against the constitutional order (investigation no.2017/ 68532)
40 Copy of O.D.'s hand-written complaint sent to his lawyer, dated May 17, 2017, on file with Human Rights Watch.