Amnesty International: Thousands of suspect detainees in Turkey tortured, abused, raped

Amnesty International: Thousands of suspect detainees in Turkey tortured, abused, raped
Image of Turkish detainees posted on Twitter (via UK Mirror).

[Ed. – These reports are not to be dismissed.  It’s justified to see this as a massive, Stalin-type purge going on.  For one thing, the 50,000 people (total; about 10,000 are from the military) who’ve reportedly been detained cannot possibly have all been involved in a “coup” attempt.  Not even 5,000 could credibly have been involved.  There’s no such thing as a “coup” involving that many people.  If there are really that many at work, the actual fight lasts longer and is much more destructive, on the level of an armed insurrection.  Yet the supposed “coup” was put down inside of 12 hours — and has been followed by days of mass arrests and the closing of infrastructure and services.  It’s not a transparent, just, accountable government carrying this whole thing out, either.  It’s Erdogan’s Islamist thugs.  They can be expected to treat their fellow men the same way Islamist thugs do everywhere.]

Turkish troops imprisoned after the failed military coup are being raped, starved and left without water for days, it is claimed.

Many of the 10,000 detainees are locked up in horses’ stables and sports halls – some hogtied in horrific stress positions, according to human rights campaigners.

Amnesty International has called for immediate access to prisoners after the coup a week ago which sparked a brutal crackdown and a three-month state of emergency. …

Amnesty says it has ‘credible evidence’ Turkish police are holding detainees in stress positions for up to 48 hours, denying them food, water and medical treatment and in the worst cases some have been subjected to severe beatings and torture, including rape.

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