Six policemen arrested for torture in Istanbul police station
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencySix police officers were arrested by an Istanbul court on Nov. 25 for allegedly torturing a man in a police station in the Sultanbeyli district of the city.
The 26-year-old man, identified only by the initials Ş.Ş., went to the Sultanbeyli Fatih Police station to receive a subpoena two weeks ago. While there, two groups who had been in a fight requested his help to mediate, after which he told them to ask for the police’s help and left the station.
Ş.Ş. was allegedly called by the police again to help mediate between the two groups. He returned to the station, where one police officer allegedly shouted him, “Who do you think you are? How can you mediate here?”
The man says he was then beaten by several police officers with batons, the butts of their guns, and claims that they attempted to push a soda bottle into his anus. He later received a medical report saying that he could work for 15 days due to injuries sustained.
Camera footage in the police station shows Ş.Ş. entering the building, appearing healthy, and being taken into a room without security cameras. The police officers removed Ş.Ş. from the room hours later, with footage showing him apparently unable to walk on his own.