Thursday, June 02, 2005

Outrage call on Turkey to cease abuse

Imprisoned Turkish gay activist and conscientious objector Mehmet Tarhan is being violently abused in the military jail at Sivas in eastern Turkey according to reports from Outrage!

David Allison, a spokesperson for Outrage! said: "There is a serious danger that he will be murdered – either by fellow prisoners or by the Turkish military authorities. The prison guards are encouraging other prisoners to attack Mehmet, by spreading the lie that he is a terrorist.

In protest at his detention and alleged maltreatment, Tarhan is now on hunger strike.

Read the rest of the article on Uk

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