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.
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