Turkish family seeking justice over son’s suspicious death in custody
The family of 25-years-old Orhan Azman who has died under policy custody in August has blamed Turkish authorities of covering up their son’s death.
It was alleged that the young man committed suicide by hanging himself at the police station on the night he was detained over complaints for making noise with his motorbike in Western Manisa province on Aug.23.
Azman’s father, Dogan Azman said his son’s death is suspicious.
In an interview with Arti Gercek on Monday, father Azman said they want the death of their son to be clarified and those responsible to be punished.
“Just after my son’s funeral, I’ve asked for the camera footage but apparently the recordings during the time of his death were deleted,” Dogan Azman said.
The father said that his son was beaten by the gendarmerie forces before he was taken to the police station and while he was in custody.
“They’ve told me that my son hung himself. The place that he allegedly hung himself was around 4.9 feet from the ground. However, my son is 5.9 feet tall,” he said.
Despite it has been four months since the incident, no definitive autopsy report has yet been prepared and no lawsuit has been filed over the death of Orhan Azman.
“My son dies in the police station, no one neither suspended nor sentenced," the father said.