Baku, Azerbaijan, April 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The appearances of another 12 witnesses, who helped to solve various crimes, have been altered in Turkey, Turkish Sabah newspaper reported on April 15.
This step has been taken in order to protect the witnesses of various crimes from persecution, the newspaper reported.
All information about some 273 people has been classified as secret. Around 105 of these people are witnesses and 168 are their relatives.
All the citizens who altered their appearances as a result of plastic surgery have received new passports.
Some seven people changed their appearance in 2008, 42 - in 2009, 20 - in 2010, 90- in 2011, 87 - in 2012, 39 - in 2013 and 12 - in 2014, according to the statistical data.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.