Westerner Seized from Tuktuk by Police and Taken Away in Lexus

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Westerner Seized from Tuktuk by Police and Taken Away in Lexus

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:54 pm

(October 18, 2019 at 6:53 pm)
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Cambodia Breaking News,(Phnom Penh) - On the evening of October 18, 2019, at 4:20 pm, an unidentified foreign man was arrested by police close to the National Assembly along White Street, in Tonle Bassac commune, Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh.
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The foreigner, aged about 40 years old, was riding in a tuktuk in the southbound direction, when a black Lexus 470, license plate number 2AC-7772, stopped the vehicle and removed the man by force. He was then bundled into the Lexus and removed from the scene.
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The foreigner shouted for help, but the police officers claimed the arrest was in compliance with a warrant issued by Phnom Penh court. This has not yet been confirmed officially. The whole operation happened very quickly. From the photos, it is also hard to confirm which branch of the police carried out the operation.
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Re: Westerner Seized from Tuktuk by Police and Taken Away in Lexus

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:42 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:54 pm

More details to follow.
Well hurry up then. (please)
Can't go to sleep until we know a bit more about this one.
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Re: Westerner Seized from Tuktuk by Police and Taken Away in Lexus

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:48 am

Cambodia: Confirm whereabouts of forcibly disappeared Turkish-Mexican national

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: Read the link below please, I do not want to cause CEO any grief

Osman Karaca is the former director of the Zaman International School in Phnom Penh. According to his wife, he was arrested by counter-terrorism police on 14 October 2019 in Phnom Penh in response to a request by the Turkish authorities to the Cambodian government. This arrest occurred in the context of an international campaign of political reprisals against Turkish nationals living abroad by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Mr. Karaca is a dual citizen of both Turkey and Mexico.

Since Karaca’s arrest, his family members have not been provided any information as to his fate and whereabouts. There are serious concerns regarding his safety and the protection of his human rights.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/ ... -national/
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Re: Westerner Seized from Tuktuk by Police and Taken Away in Lexus

Post by Brody » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:56 am

This is troubling....

...all those Zaman Turks were top blokes


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Post by phuketrichard » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:48 am

this is terrible news, Wonder if anything to do with Turkish invasion of Syria?
She says,(as does the Amnesty article) it happened on the 14th, ( yet ceo news says the 18th) 4 days ago
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Re: Westerner Seized from Tuktuk by Police and Taken Away in Lexus

Post by lostjeremy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:52 am

phuketrichard wrote:this is terrible news, Wonder if anything to do with Turkish invasion of Syria?
She says as does the Amnesty article) it happened on the 14th, ( yet ceo news says the 18th) 4 days ago, yet only posted on the 18th
I'm sure it's all about the Erdogan /Gulen issue.

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Re: Westerner Seized from Tuktuk by Police and Taken Away in Lexus

Post by Jerry Atrick » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:02 am

Dude was released since.

He's a turk, and has a Mexican passport.

Seemingly, the turks tipped the khmer off that he was traveling on a fake Mexican passport and had him arrested.

Then the Mexican embassy in Vietnam intervened and sent consular assistance to prove he was Mexican and had a genuine passport.

This precipated his release.
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Re: Westerner Seized from Tuktuk by Police and Taken Away in Lexus

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:13 am

Jerry Atrick wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:02 am
Dude was released since.

He's a turk, and has a Mexican passport.

Seemingly, the turks tipped the khmer off that he was traveling on a fake Mexican passport and had him arrested.

Then the Mexican embassy in Vietnam intervened and sent consular assistance to prove he was Mexican and had a genuine passport.

This precipated his release.
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Cambodian police have arrested the Turkish-Mexican former director of a school run by the movement of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen, who Ankara blames for a failed 2016 coup, his wife said on Friday, according to Reuters.

Osman Karaca, former director of Zaman International School, was arrested by eight policemen while he was at a bank on Oct. 14 in the capital city of Phnom Penh, said his wife Grace Karaca, who fears he will be deported to Turkey.

“That’s the last we have heard of him,” Karaca told Reuters on Friday from Mexico, where she is living with her son.

The Mexican Embassy in Vietnam — it does not have one in Cambodia — confirmed the arrest in a letter and asked Cambodia’s Interior Ministry to provide information and let him communicate with a consul.

Cambodian Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak could not be reached for comment. Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun declined to comment. Turkey’s Embassy in Phnom Penh did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
https://www.turkishminute.com/2019/10/1 ... ks-report/
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Re: Westerner Seized from Tuktuk by Police and Taken Away in Lexus

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:19 am

The Turkish Embassy in Phnom Penh attempted to deceive Cambodian authorities to extradite Osman Karaca, a Mexican citizen of Turkish origin, due to his alleged ties to the Gülen group, the Nordic Monitor news website reported.

The Turkish government accuses the Gülen group of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt. The latter denies any involvement.

To secure his release from detention and ward off an attempt at an illegal extradition, the Mexican Embassy in Hanoi, accredited to Cambodia, had to convey a note verbale to prove Karaca’s Mexican citizenship and attached a copy of his passport in its communication to Cambodian authorities.

Karaca was detained in Phnom Penh on Oct. 14, 2019 by the Cambodian counterterrorism police at the request of the Turkish Embassy. According to the police report, the Turkish diplomatic mission provided a false notice to the police and accused Karaca of holding a fake Mexican passport, resulting in Karaca’s detention based on the embassy’s fabricated argument. The Turkish Embassy then demanded his deportation due to the lack of an international travel document.

The Mexican foreign ministry, its diplomatic mission in Hanoi and its honorary consulate in Cambodia are currently working towards ensuring the release of Karaca, a prominent businessman who acquired Mexican citizenship in 2018. Friends from the National Autonomous University of Mexico have already launched a campaign to prevent the extradition of Karaca to Turkey.

The Mexican Embassy in Hanoi informed the Cambodian interior and foreign ministries of Karaca’s nationality status and shared a copy of his Mexican passport via the note verbale dated Oct. 15.

https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-embassy ... dicmonitor
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