UN Human Rights Committee calls has called on the Kyrgyz authorities to take all measure to locate and guarantee the physicals and mental integrity of Orhan İnandı, a Kyrgyz citizen of Turkish origin who is feared to have been abducted by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) due to his alleged links to the Gülen group.
Today marks the 12th day of İnandı’s disappearance.
“The state party has been requested to promptly take all necessary measures to establish Mr. İnandı’s whereabouts, ensuring that he would not be subjected to torture and inhuman treatment,” the written statement said.
According to several Kyrgyz media outlets, Orhan İnandı, the founder and president of the Turkish-Kyrgyz Sapat school network operating in Kyrgyzstan, went missing in Bishkek on Monday. Hours after the initial reports, İnandı was reported to be in custody in The Turkish Embassy in Bishkek. İnandı’s Toyota Lexus was found parked several blocs away from his house with its doors were open and tires were flat.
Speaking to the media, İnandı’s wife, Reyhan said on Tuesday that her husband’s jacket and phones were in the car. “We don’t have any eyewitnesses at the moment, but I believe he was abducted to be taken to Turkey. I am extremely concerned for his safety.”
Since 2016, tens of Turkish nationals were abducted and rendered to Turkey by the Turkish intelligence over alleged links to the Gülen group, which Ankara accuses of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016. The group strongly denies any connection with the abortive putsch.
Late on Tuesday, Kyrgyz security forces and a heavy police contingent surrounded the Turkish consulate in Bishkek, implementing strict controls at both entry and exit in order to prevent İnandı’s forced transferred to the Manas International Airport.
People close to the family said there was a private jet waiting at Manas International Airport in Bishkek that was not listed on scheduled flights, raising suspicions that the jet could be used to return the teacher to Turkey where he will possibly face prosecution.
Dünyanın en önemli yargı mercii olan Birleşmiş Milletler İnsan Hakları Komitesi, eşim #Orhanİnandı hakkında aşağıdaki kararı almıştır. Lütfen bu tedbir kararlarını derhal uygulayın. Beni ve ailemi daha fazla mağdur etmeyin.
— Reyhan İnandı (@Reyhaninandi) June 13, 2021