Amnesty International has received reports that a Turkish-Mexican dual national, Osman Karaca, has been forcibly disappeared following his arrest by the Cambodian police on 14 October. Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said:
“Cambodia has a shameful track record of colluding with other governments to return wanted individuals without due process. The Cambodian authorities must immediately confirm Osman Karaca’s fate and whereabouts, after he was last seen being taken away in a police vehicle.
“If he is in custody, he must have access to a lawyer and his family, and his safety should be ensured. The authorities must either bring him promptly before a judge or release him immediately.