Man becomes disabled after beating at Turkish police station
AYDIN - Hürriyet Daily News
DHA image grabSeven police officers were recorded by a surveillance camera while beating a detained man in the Aegean province of Aydın’s Kuşadası district.
The footage was obtained from a police station in Aydın and was recorded in 2010, according to a report in daily Taraf.
The undercover policemen detained Fuat Şengül, the victim, after he rejected the impounding of his motorbike.
Following his arrest, Şengül was taken to Kuşadası police station, where other officers beat him, turning off the lights to avoid the camera records. Even so, the TV’s light made possible the records to be visible according to the report.
At the station, Şengül was seen being forced to lie on the ground in handcuffs while officers continued the beating. An officer in police uniform turned off the lights to prevent the camera witnessing the incident.
Şengül has become permanently disabled, he said the police officers also threatened to kill him if he went to the law, adding that he had to leave Kuşadası following the incident.
“The camera records were not given and the prosecutors always protect the policemen in such cases,” Şengül’s lawyer Sezin Atmaca from the Human Rights’ Foundation was quoted as saying.
In December, a separate piece of footage was publicized by a daily newspaper, showing sexual harassment and physical violence against a detained woman in the western province of Izmir.