Stop The Deaths In Turkish Prisons!

Robert (101607.2566@CompuServe.COM)
26 Jul 96 17:10:40 EDT


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From: Arm The Spirit, INTERNET:ats@locust.cic.net
To: Multiple recipients of list, INTERNET:ATS-L@BURN.UCSD.EDU
Date: 26.07.1996 13:28

Subject:Stop The Deaths In Turkish Prisons!

URGENT ACTION ALERT

July 25, 1996

STOP THE DEATHS IN TURKISH PRISONS!

TURKEY AYGUN UGUR in Istanbul on 21 July 1996
ALTAN BERDAN KERIMGILLER in Istanbul on 23 July 1996
ILGINC OZKESKIN in Istanbul on 24 July 1996
HUSEYIN DEMIRCIOGLU in Ankara on 25 July 1996
ALI AYATA in Bursa on 25 July 1996
MUJDAT YANAT in Aydin on 25 july 1996
...lost their lives in Turkish prisons so far.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Hundreds of Turkish prisoners have been carrying out hunger-strike for 67
days to stop the oppressions and ill-treatment and to improve the
conditions in prisons. 6 prisoners died in this hunger-strike up to now
and Turkish Government has still refused to negotiate with these
prisoners being close to death.

Nowadays, many organizations; including trade-unions, non-governmental
organizations, chambers, political parties and relatives of these
prisoners have been demonstrating to stop the deaths in prisons.During
these demonstrations many people, have been wounded , detained and
tortured by security forces.

6 prisoners died due to the refusal of their rights and legitimate claims
recognised by international instruments.

RECOMMENDED ACTION

Without being too late, please send your telegrams/telexes/faxes/airmail
letters in English or your own language :

-expressing concern for the safety of the prisoners carrying out hunger-
strike and being close to death.

-urging that the government should accept the claims of prisoners,
recognised by international instruments and stop the oppressions and
attacks over the political prisoners.

-point out that current government is responsible for the deaths in
prisons.

Please send your massagges immediately :

TO TURKISH AUTHORITIES

Minister of Justice :

Mr. Sevket Kazan ( salutation : Dear Minister )
Adalet Bakanligi
Bakanliklar Ankara, Turkey
Fax: 90-312- 417 3954

Minister of Interior

Mr. Mehmet Agar ( salutation : Dear Minister )
Icisleri Bakanligi
Bakanliklar Ankara Turkey
Fax: 90- 312- 417 2390

Prime Minister
Mr. Necmettin Erbakan ( salutation : Dear Prime Minister )
Basbakanlik
Bakanliklar Ankara, Turkey
Fax: 90-312-417 04 76

copies to:
Ms. Yildiz Temurturkan
Insan Haklari Dernegi (Human Rights Associations)
Bayindir Sok. 38/8 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey
Fax: 90-312-435 7615
e-mail: ihd-ank@info-ist.comlink.de

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