Turkey detainees tortured, raped after failed coup
Istanbul (CNN)Captured military officers raped by police, hundreds of soldiers beaten, some detainees denied food and water and access to lawyers for days. These are the grim conditions that many of the thousands who were arrested in Turkey face in the aftermath of a recent failed coup, witnesses tell Amnesty International.
Detainees awaiting trial have been beaten and tortured in official and unofficial holding centers in Istanbul and Ankara since the July 15 coup attempt by parts of Turkey’s military, Amnesty International reported this week.The group cites interviews with detainees’ lawyers, doctors and a person who was on duty at one of the centers in Ankara. – READ MORE