Sunday, July 24, 2016

Amnesty International: Turkey Coup Plotters Are Being Tortured

The Independent: Detainees beaten, tortured and raped after failed Turkey coup, Amnesty says

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties rallied together in support of democracy

Human rights group Amnesty International says it has received credible evidence of detainees in Turkey being subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, since last week's failed coup attempt.

"It is absolutely imperative that the Turkish authorities halt these abhorrent practices and allow international monitors to visit all these detainees in the places they are being held," said Amnesty's Europe director John Dalhuisen in a statement.

Erdogan has extended the maximum period of detention for suspects from four days to 30, a move Amnesty said increased the risk of torture or other maltreatment of detainees.

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More News On Amnesty International Report That Turkey Coup Plotters Are Being Tortured

Turkey: Independent monitors must be allowed to access detainees amid torture allegations -- Amnesty International
Turkey coup plotters are being tortured by being held in stress positions and denied food, water and medicine says Amnesty International -- Daily Mail
'Law is suspended': Turkish lawyers report abuse of coup detainees -- Chicago Tribune/Washington Post
Rights Group Says Turkey Coup Detainees Have Been Tortured -- RFE
Ten thousand Turkey coup prisoners 'raped, starved and hogtied' -- Mirror
Senior Turkish military officers held after failed coup 'raped with a truncheon' by police officers -- IBTimes
Turkish detainees tortured after failed coup, Amnesty International says -- UPI
Amnesty International warns of torture of detainees in Turkey -- Albawaba
Failed Turkish coup attempt sympathizers suffer torture & rape – Amnesty -- RT
Accused Turkish coup-plotters tortured in detention: Amnesty International -- RUDAW

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