TOHAV'S REPORT ON TORTURE IN URFA

31.5.2019

Foundation of Society and Legal Studies was established in 1994 and has been carrying out activities aimed at ensuring visibility for and exposing torture and ill-treatment practices in Turkey; detecting and preventing human rights violations; advocating for an effective investigation against violations/perpetrators and combatting impunity. In this context, we travelled to Sanliurfa and conducted numerous interviews with a variety of persons and organizations for the purpose of investigating allegations about torture and ill-treatment and contacting the relevant authorities, victims and witnesses.
On 25 May 2019 and 26 May 2019, our delegates interviewed Sanliurfa Bar Association, Sanliurfa Bar Association Human Rights Centre, Sanliurfa Branch of Human Rights Association, some detainees in Sanliurfa Police Headquarters Anti-Terror Department, some released detainees and eyewitnesses.