The United Nations stated grave concern on Saturday over the deportation by Myanmar and Thailand of Muhammet Furkan Sökmen, a Turkish teacher working for two schools established by Gülen movement followers in Myanmar.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the UN Human Rights for South-East Asia strongly urged authorities not to deport those under high risk upon their return to Turkey.

Recalling that Sökmen, an accountant who had been working at an international school in Yangon, is at least the sixth person to be deported from Southeast Asia over alleged connections to the Gülen movement, the UN said: “Five Turkish nationals have been forcibly returned from Malaysia since last October. It is believed all five remain in detention without trial. The UN Human Rights Office has serious concerns for their safety in Turkey where there are substantial grounds to believe that they would face an imminent risk of grave human rights violations, including torture.” Continue to read the full story.

Source: Turkish Minute

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