27 March 2020 Daily Human Rights Report
(03/268) Non-Prosecution on Torture and Ill-Treatment Allegation in Prison…
It is learned from the news coverage of March 26, 2020 that, Silivri Public Prosecutor’s Office decided non-prosecution on the official complaint about physical violence that Barış Pehlivan, Oda TV website executive editor was subjected at Silivri Prison after he was arrested on March 6, 2020.
(03/269) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…
The police intervened the press declarations of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1234 days to regain their jobs, in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on March 26, 2020 at 13.30 ant at 18.00, and forced people away from the monument by using physical violence.
(03/270) Prevention of a Protest in Batman…
The police prevented the press declaration at a park near Batman Courthouse on March 26, 2020, after release of Batman co-mayors Mehmet Demir and Songül Korkmaz on judicial control conditions. Batman co-mayors Mehmet Demir and Songül Korkmaz were detained on March 23, 2020.
03/271) Detained Co-Mayors in Batman…
Batman co-mayors Mehmet Demir and Songül Korkmaz who were detained on March 23, 2020, are released by the court on judicial control conditions on March 26, 2020.
Ministry of Interior has appointed a trustee to Batman Municipality on March 23, 2020.
(03/272) Journalists on Trial in Istanbul…
The first trial of the case against Mezopotamya News Agency reporters Sadık Topaloğlu and Sadiye Eser, on the grounds of ‘being an illegal organisation member’, is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 22 on March 26, 2020.
Sadık Topaloğlu and Sadiye Eser joined the trial via sound and vision system.
After defence and witness hearings the court released Sadık Topaloğlu and Sadiye Eser on judicial control conditions and adjourned the trial to October 15, 2020.
Sadık Topaloğlu and Sadiye Eser were detained on November 29, 2019 and were arrested by the court on December 2, 2019.
(03/273) Singer on Trial in Tunceli…
The first trial of the case against singer Yılmaz Çelik on the grounds of ‘being an illegal organisation member’ is held at Tunceli Heavy Penal Court No 2 on March 26, 2020.
After defence hearings the court released Yılmaz Çelik on judicial control conditions and adjourned the trial to May 14, 2020.
Yılmaz Çelik was detained on December 8, 2019 and was arrested by the court on December 10, 2019.
(03/274) Cancellation of Certification of Election of District Mayor…
It is learned that certification of election of Kadir Aydar, Republican People’s Party (CHP) mayor of Ceyhan district of Adana, is cancelled by Supreme Election Board, on the grounds of a finalised sentence for him.
(03/275) Covid-19 Pandemic…
Ministry of Health declared that 16 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and 1196 new Covid-19 cases were diagnosed on March 26, 2020.
The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 75 and total number of confirmed cases is 3629 as of March 26, 2020.
(03/276) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…
10 of 28 people who were detained in Istanbul on March 26, 2020, are arrested by the court on the same day; 18 people are released on judicial control conditions.
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