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Prisoners abused in southeast Turkey: HRW

3 September 2015 8:00

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) says police in Turkey have abused prisoners while responding to perceived security threats in the troubled southeastern part of the country.

The HRW released a report on Wednesday that listed the alleged abuse of detainees at the hands of police officers in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak.

The New York-based group revealed documents showing that at least three Kurdish detainees were harshly beaten, kicked and forced to remain in kneeling positions for hours. The three men were reportedly detained during an August 7, 2015 security operation in the predominantly Kurdish district of Silopi near the Iraqi Kurdistan border.

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