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Question 1
Can we see a pattern in the facts underlying the (torture) testimonies? What groups are targeted and why? What is the motivation, and what is the highest level of state involvement?
Question 2
Do the testimonies about torture allow us to conclude that there is a systematic and organized use of torture in Turkey ?
Question 3
Is there an internal system of preventing and monitoring torture or mistreatment, and if yes, how does it function in reality?
Question 4
Is there an efficient system of sanctioning possible mistreatment or torture? Or can we speak of an organized impunity towards mistreatment and torture against people hold in detention?
Question 5
Can we evaluate the situation of lawyers in Turkey and their relationship with their clients and the way they can organize the defense as guaranteeing the principle of a fair trial in accordance with the international standards?
Question 6
Is the level of medical care, the medical staffing, the procedures to assure a timely reaction and the possibilities to rely on specialized services if needed, in the Turkish prisons and other places where people are kept in custody, in accordance with what is needed to preserve their right to health in conformity with the internationally recognized standards ?
Question 7
What are the guarantees ( de jure and de facto ) that the medical staff will be able to examine and independently report any mistreatment and/or torture on persons hold in prison or in any other form of custody?
Question 8
Can we, taken in account the reports and the testimonies produced before the tribunal, conclude that abductions again are a part of the action of the state towards opposing persons and that no serious inquiry is organized about these facts ?
Question 9
Can Turkey at this stage be considered as a country within which a sufficient degree of freedom of the press and freedom of expression is guaranteed, so it can be in compliance with the standards of a good functioning democracy?
Question 10
Can the decisions taken by the Turkish government (still) be considered as a reaction linked to the “ coup d’etat” or need they to be evaluated as a way to “destroy” the voices and/or organizations critical towards the government in Turkey.