Kurdish teen brutally beaten and thrown into a swamp by the police
Turkish police threw a 14-year-old boy in the Lice district of Amed into a swamp by a stream bed with his mouth and hands tied after terribly beating him.
According to the Mesopotamia News Agency, a 14-year-old Kurdish boy named Y.D. was abducted by the Turkish police while on his way home with a friend at around 22:00 on the evening of March 21.
It is reported that the police first took the boy to a secluded area on a country road for no apparent reason.
According to the report, the boy was forced to say that he was "Turkish". Then he was tortured and forced again to "insult the Kurds and sing the Turkish National Anthem".
After suffering brutal torture at the hands of the police, he was thrown into a swamp by the stream with his mouth and hands tied.
A villager saw the Kurdish teen and took him to a hospital.
Y.D risks losing an eye as a result of the torture he was subjected to.
Y.D told his family: “Four policemen took me to a secluded place. They forced me to say that I am Turkish. They beat me with a gun butt, and tied my hands and feet. Then they threw me into a pit.”
The family's lawyer, Ramazan Karalp, told the press: “The teen lives in the centre of Lice district. While on his way home with a friend in the evening, he was stopped by the police. Policemen released his 10-year-old friend and took the boy to a secluded place. They beat him with gun butts and forced him to say that “he is Turkish” and to “insult the Kurds”.
When the teen refused to do so, they ordered him to memorize the National Anthem by tomorrow, saying: 'If you don't memorize it, we will come and shoot you in the head'. Then they threw him into a swamp next to a stream passing through the district centre. They left him on the ground with his mouth and hands tied. A villager found the teen and took him to a hospital right away. The teen was then transferred to Dicle University Medical Faculty where he is being treated, facing the risk of losing his right eye with ongoing bleeding.”