Sanar Yurdatapan, a leading composer and performer of contemporary music, had been the subject of an Urgent Action when he was arrested and held incommunicado for a time in Metris Prison in Istanbul.
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Turkey: Detention of Refugees Must Be Investigated (UA 260/14)
95 refugees from Syria who had been unlawfully detained in Turkey since 5 October have been released. They must be given access to medical care and an investigation must be carried out into their unlawful detention and allegations of ill-treatment.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.
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