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Historic verdict finds Turkish officials caused activist’s death in custody

Headline Title:  Historic verdict finds Turkish officials caused activist’s death in custody 02 October 2012 Two prison guards and a prison director have been given life in prison for torturing political activist Engin Çeber to death in a Turkish prison in October 2008 in what Amnesty International says is a historic moment for justice in the country.In a re-trial of 60 public officials,  a further nine officials received sentences ranging from five months to 12 and a half years for their role in Çeber’s death after 10 days in custody.“Public officials are seldom brought to justice…

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