August 26, 2015

Turkey: Ensure the Safety of Sedat Aydın, Mehmet Naci Yılmaz, Ömer Kılınç and Murat Abir (UA 187/15)

Four men accused of involvement in the killing of two police officers on 21 July, have reported being beaten repeatedly while in police and prison custody, most recently on 19 August, and denied access to medical treatment for their injuries. They are being held in pre-trial detention in Adana, southern Turkey, and remain at risk of further ill-treatment.
1) Please write immediately in Turkish or your own language:
  • Urging the Turkish authorities to ensure that Sedat Aydın, Mehmet Naci Yılmaz, Ömer Kılınç and Murat Abir are not subjected to further ill-treatment;
  • Calling on them to ensure that they have access to a medical assessment and any necessary medical treatment;
  • Urging the authorities to investigate promptly, independently and thoroughly the allegations of ill-treatment and bring those found to be responsible to justice.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 187/15” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.