Engin Ceber

Posted by on October 13th, 2008
Stored in Turkey in Europe

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because he is a radical leftist, his case may be lost and may just be another item in Turkey’s shameful human rights history…

 Turkey probes death of activist
International Herald Tribune, France – Oct 12, 2008
Human rights groups say 29-year-old Engin Ceber was severely beaten by officers while in custody. He died in a hospital from a brain hemorrhage on Saturday

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...[Engin] Ceber, an inmate at Istanbul’s Metris Prison, died last week after allegedly being abused and tortured at the hands of police and prison guards. Ceber was reportedly taken into custody along with three friends in Istanbul for selling a leftist magazine. They were later convicted and sent to Metris Prison. The four inmates were allegedly subjected to disproportionate use of force and heavy torture by policemen and prison guards. Ceber was taken to the hospital last week and was pronounced dead there after suffering from a brain hemorrhage as a result of a head injury…

 


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  • Di

    I didn’t realise that people like Engin Ceber were still dying in Turkish prisons. This makes me so incredibly sad as, as you know, I do adore Turkey and its people.

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