DEMONSTRATORS RECEIVED AT UNESCO
Paris, April 3 (No.2001-52) - A
group of demonstrators representing the Committee of Solidarity with
Political Prisoners in Turkey was received by the Deputy Director-General of
UNESCO and by the Director of the Office of Ko´chiro Matsuura, the
Director-General of UNESCO.
The demonstrators handed to the
officials a petition in which they denounced human rights violations allegedly
committed in Turkish prisons against political prisoners, many of whom are
reported to be in a critical situation.
The representatives of the
Director-General promised to inform the latter, currently on mission, of the
urgency of the situation and to approach the Turkish authorities as well as the
United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, in Geneva, about the complaints
and files submitted to them.