Turquía - UNIA (Swiss interprofessional union) official arrested and denied medical care (2010)

On 30 September, Murad Akincilar, a Turkish trade unionist working in Switzerland for UNIA, a national union center, was arrested by officers in civilian clothes and detained on terrorism charges. He was arrested along with 16 other persons on terrorism charges when working on the organisation of a Social Forum in Turkey. Ten persons were released after having their statement taken by the police. The others, including Murad Akincilar, remained in detention however. Since 2000, Murad Akincilar was living in Switzerland after having fled Turkey. While in Turkey, he was arrested and subsequently faced harsh detention conditions. He partially lost his sight in one eye because he was not granted the necessary medical care.

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