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Monday, July 25, 2016

'Law is suspended': Turkish lawyers report abuse of coup detainees

Thousands of people taken into custody since Turkey's attempted coup are being held in sports facilities and stables, where some have been beaten and mistreated, according to lawyers familiar with the cases.
Lawyers from the Ankara Bar Association's human rights commission say members have reported the alleged abuses after trying to meet with clients. Other lawyers and human rights organizations have made similar allegations.
In addition to verbal and physical abuse, clients complained about a lack of food and that their hands have been bound for days, said Sercan Aran, deputy head of the commission. The mistreatment is "systematic," he said, while lawyers have been prevented from documenting physical signs of beatings and abuse. READ MORE