Friday, December 18, 2020

TURKEY: Investigate Prisoner Torture - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, Dec. 17, 2020

On 1 December, Mehmet Sıddık Meşe was allegedly subjected to a severe beating by guards in a prison in the Turkish city of Dıyarbakır. He was denied access to urgent medical care and to examination by medical forensic staff. On 9 December, the prosecutor decided not to prosecute the suspected perpetrators based on the prison doctor’s report. Mehmet Sıddık Meşe requires access to adequate medical care and a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into the

allegations of torture and other ill-treatment must be launched.