Mittwoch, Juni 18, 2014

Bürgerrechtler beklagen hundertfache Misshandlungen und verdächtige Todesfälle im türkischen Militär

More than 650 soldiers were subjected to ill treatment such as verbal insult, beating, excessive physical activity or disproportionate punishment during their compulsory military service last year in Turkey, according to a report from a civil society organization that tracks ill treatment of conscripts.

The Soldiers' Rights Platform, which was set up by victims of human rights violations during military service and their families, announced its 2014 report on Monday. The report included 653 complaints of abuse in the military over the past year; there were 432 complaints a year ago. The number of complaints submitted to the platform increased by 51 percent compared to 2012, the report said.

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