02 November 2018 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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02 November 2018 Daily Human Rights Report

(11/016) Person Died Due to Gunshot Fired by Village Guards in Bingöl…

It is learned from the news coverage of November 1, 2018 that, 1 person died due to gunshot fired by village guards against a car in Büyükçağ village of Bingöl’s Genç district. Bingöl Governorate declared that a clash occurred between the people in the car and village guards; and 1 person died while 1 person ran away with the car. Bingöl Governorate did not announce the identification details about the person died.

On the other hand, it is stated in the news reports that the person died was Sedat Uzan, a civilian and a father of 6, and that the unaccounted for person in the car is Edip Uzan, who is also a father of 3 children. The news reports claim that the car left the village around 4 p.m. and the village guards, following the car, stopped the car at one point and fired their guns on people in the car. It is also stated in the news reports that Sedat Uzan was on judicial control conditions according to which he has to go to the police station regularly for signing documents.

It is also learned from the news that Veysel Uzan and Ahmet Uzan, who were alleged to be in the car as well, were detained and taken to Bingöl Police Headquarters.

(11/017) Civilian Got Wounded in Military Operation Area in Şırnak…

Kokel Babat (38), who got wounded during the military operation in rural areas of Şenoba town of Şırnak’s Uludere district, is arrested by the court on November 1, 2018, after being discharged from the hospital. The gunfire which caused Kokel Babat’s wound at the back was alleged to be fired by security forces.

(11/018) Rejection to Meeting Request with Abdullah Öcalan…

It is learned that the appeal made on November 1, 2018 to chief public prosecutor’s office in Bursa by PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s lawyers in order to visit their client was rejected the same day on the grounds of limitations for prisoners in accordance with the law on the execution of sentences and security measures (law no 5275). With the last rejection, it was the 760th time that appeals for visiting Öcalan have been rejected so far. Abdullah Öcalan has met his lawyers on July 27, 2011 for the last time.

(11/019) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 723 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on November 1, 2018 at 13.30 and 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on November 1, 2018, 2 people (Derviş Lermi and Mehmet Dersulu) and at 18.00 2 people Derviş Lermi and İlker Işık) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on November 1, 2018. It is learned that detainees were released the same day.

(11/020) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Istanbul…

Türkan Albayrak, who was dismissed from her job at Sarıyer district Health Department, on the grounds of ‘personnel security investigation’ and ‘archive search’, on August 3, 2018; made a press declaration to regain her job on November 1, 2018 and attempted for a sit-in protest in front of Health Department. The police intervened the sit-in and detained Türkan Albayrak. It is learned that Türkan Albayrak was released the same day. It is the 38th time of detention of Türkan Albayrak.

(11/021) HDP Executives Detained in Antalya…

People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Alanya district co-chair Kadri Bulut and Manavgat district co-chair Cafer Şengül are detained in house raids in Antalya on November 1, 2018, on the grounds of ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

(11/022) HDP Members Detained in Diyarbakır…

HDP’s Young Women’s Assembly member Şevin Sarı Bulak, Eylem Cengiz, Hazal Karabay and Hülya Özden are detained on November 1, 2018, in front of HDP’s provincial office in Diyarbakır, on the grounds of a report against them. It is learned that 4 people are released after statement procedures at the police.

(11/023) Police Raid to Yürüyüş Magazine and Ozan Publishing House…

The offices of Yürüyüş Magazine and Ozan Publishing House, where the magazine is published, in Gazi neighbourhood in Istanbul, are raided by the police on November 1, 2018. It is learned that 1 person (Fırat Kaya) is detained in the raid.

(11/024) Police Raid to the House of Revolutionary Party Chair…

It is learned that 3 houses in Fatih, Kadıköy and Üsküdar districts of Istanbul, in which Revolutionary Party members including party chair Adnan Akın lives are raided by the police on November 1, 2018. It is reported that nobody was detained in raids.

(11/025) The Cases Against Academics Who Are the Signatories of the Petition “We will not be a party to this crime!”…

The separate cases against 4 academicians (Professor Ali Saysel, Assist. Professor Noemi Levy-Aksu, Professor Neşe Bilgin and Assist. Professor Ali Tuna Kuyucu from Boğaziçi University) for signing the petition “We will not be a party to this crime!” on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 27 for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ are held on November 1, 2018. The court adjourned all of four trials to January 30, 2018.

The separate cases against 2 academicians (H.K.A. and Assist. Professor Gülsün Güvenli from Galatasaray University) on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 37, for the same reason, is held on October 31, 2018. The court adjourned both of the trials to February 12, 2019.

(11/026) Journalist on Trial in Istanbul…

The case against journalist Ece Sevim Öztürk, for the news reports she made on July 15 – coup attempt, on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 37 is held on November 1, 2018. After defence hearings the court decided to continue detention for Ece Sevim Öztürk and adjourned the trial to December 11, 2018.

Ece Sevim Öztürk was detained on June 8, 2018, after she shared her documentary “The Darkest Day of Naval Forces: July 15”; and she was arrested on July 20, 2018 on the charge of ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation member’.

(11/027) General Secretary of Revolutionary Youth Associations is on Trial…

The case against Berkay Ustabaş, general secretary of Revolutionary Youth Associations (DGD) and a sociology student in Istanbul University, and against Helin Bölek, on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 26, is held on November 1, 2018. Berkay Ustabaş attended the trial via sound and vision system from Kırıkkale F Type Prison. It is learned that the chief judge interrupted by saying Helin Bölek, who is also arrested, during her defence statements, and that lawyer Yaprak Türkmen was taken out of the court room by judge’s decision.

After defence hearings the court decided to continue detention for Berkay Ustabaş and Helin Bölek, and adjourned the trial to January 15, 2019.

The indictment demands sentence for Berkay Ustabaş and Helin Bölek on the charges of ‘organising and leading illegal meetings and demonstrations’, and ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

Berkay Ustabaş was arrested on January 5, 2018 at Çağlayan Courthouse where he has been to give statement. Helin Bölek was detained in a raid to İdil Cultural Center on November 21, 2016 and was arrested by the court on November 23, 2016.

(11/028) Person on Trial for ‘Insulting the President’…

The case against actor Mehmet Aslan, on the grounds of ‘insulting the President’ in social media posts, on Istanbul Penal Court of First Instance is held on November 1, 2018. After defence hearings the court adjourned the trial.

(11/029) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On November 1, 2018, 59 former police officers who were dismissed by state of emergency decrees are detained in operations covering 12 cities through an Ankara based investigation; 11 people are detained on the grounds of using ByLock are detained in Ankara and 8 military members including those on active duty are detained in operations covering 6 cities through a Sakarya based investigation.

(11/030) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against Savaş Kırbaş, former prosecutor of the case on “Operation Sledgehammer” on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 26, is held on November 1, 2018. The court sentenced the defendant to 10 years for ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

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