The Acts of the Democracies

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1988

Turkey

A report about Turkey by Amnesty International states:

"Thousands of people were imprisoned for political reasons...and the use of torture continued to be widespread and systematic".

One victim of torture remembers:

"I loosened the blindfold and looked around. The scene was horrific. People were piled up in the corridor waiting their turn to be tortured. Ten people were being led, blindfolded and naked, up and down the corridor and were being beaten to force them to sing reactionary marches. Others, incapable of standing, were tied to hot radiator pipes. A man was forced to watch while his children were tortured."

In 1987, Turkey was the third largest recipient of aid from the USA.

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