Two of the Syrians who were beaten and made to drink diesel at the police station in Hatay lost their lives, and two are in intensive care. In the investigation initiated in Reyhanlı, two lieutenants and a first lieutenant were arrested
According to Bianet’s Ayça Söylemez, 8 Syrians who crossed the border into Hatay from Syria on March 11 were beaten at the border post, two of them lost their lives, and two are in intensive care.
According to the information provided to bianet news site by the lawyer who is representing the victims, the gendarmerie officers who beat the Syrians were detained by the Reyhanlı Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on the charge of “manslaughter”.
Following their testimony, military personnel, two lieutenants and one first lieutenant, were arrested.
One of the soldiers at the border police station said in his statement that he personally heard the voices of Syrians being beaten in the vehicle and taken to the police station.
The Reyhanlı Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued a secrecy order about the investigation. However, the lawyers who visited the prosecutor’s office today were not notified of the decision on the restriction.
The beaten Syrians were immediately sent back to Turkey. Two of the victims are 17 years old, and one is in his 50s.
Those in intensive care are being treated at a hospital in Syria.
In their statements, the Syrians who complained said that they were severely tortured, that two people died in torture, and that they were made to drink diesel.
Source: Bianet (Ayça Söylemez)
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