06/08/2018

Urgent Action Update: University Students Released But Allege Torture (Turkey: UA 66.18)


14 Boğaziçi University students who had been held in pre-trial detention in prison on allegations of ‘making propaganda for a terrorist organizations’ for protesting Turkey’s military operation in Afrin were released by an Istanbul court on 6 June. Their allegations of torture and other ill-treatment must be investigated.

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14 Boğaziçi University students who had been held in pre-trial detention in prison on allegations of ‘making propaganda for a terrorist organizations’ for protesting Turkey’s military operation in Afrin were released by an Istanbul court on 6 June. Their allegations of torture and other ill-treatment must be investigated.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • A prompt, thorough and impartial investigation is conducted into the students’ allegations of torture and other ill-treatment;
  • Those police officers found to be responsible are brought to justice in fair trials;
  • That the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are fully protected and respected in Turkey.

Contact these two officials by 20 July, 2018:

Minister of Justice
Mr. Abdülhamit Gül

Adalet Bakanlığı
06659 Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70
Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Serdar Kiliç,
Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
2525 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008

Phone: 202 612 6700 OR 202 612 6701
Fax: 202 612 6744
Email: [email protected]
Contact Form: http://washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/Mission/Contact
Twitter: @SerdarKilic9
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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