Human Rights Watch received reports that in the anti-terror branch of a city in Southeast
Turkey, police beat and threatened a 40-year-old man who was a school teacher until
dismissed under the state of emergency (called here "teacher A"). His name is known to
Human Rights Watch, but withheld in this report at the request of his family, who fear
repercussions. Human Rights Watch has communicated full details of the case to the
Ministry of Justice. The case is distinct from others in this report because the alleged
abuses took place after "teacher A" had been transferred back into police custody from
pretrial prison custody.
|29 Letter to Human Rights Watch from family of victim, July 27, 2017. Human Rights Watch subsequently contacted the family
to confirm the veracity of the information contained in the letter.
30 See article 8, Decree no. 670, Resmi Gazete (Official Gazette), August 17, 2016:
http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2016/08/20160817-17.htm (accessed August 1, 2017).
31 For a case from Antalya, see "12 Eylül uygulaması hortlatılıyor: Tutuklulara 'yeniden gözaltı'" (12 September practice
resurrected: "re-arresting" pretrial detention detainees), Siyasi Haber news website, January 30, 2017:
http://siyasihaber3.org/12-eylul-uygulamasi-hortlatiliyor-tutuklulara-yeniden-gozalti (accessed August 15, 2017).