02 October 2018 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center[1][2][3][4][5]

02 October 2018 Daily Human Rights Report

(10/025) 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 for a while to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on October 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 October 1, 2018, 3 people (Acun Karadağ, Nazan Bozkurt and Gülnaz Bozkurt) and at 18.00 2 people (Gülnaz Bozkurt and Mehmet Dersulu) were detained.

Thus in total 5 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on October 1, 2018. It is learned that detainees were released the same day.

(10/026) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened into the protest of public employees to regain their jobs from which they had been dismissed by state of emergency decrees, in front of Çankaya Public Health Center on October 1, 2018 and detained Mahmut Konuk and 3 people (Kenan Güngördü, Mazlum Çetinkaya and Sinan Yerdelen) supporting him. It is learned that the detainees were released the same day.

(10/027) 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 October 1, 2018 and attempted for a sit-in protest in front of Health Department. The police intervened the sit-in and detained Türkan Albayrak and 2 people Selvi Polat and Engin Karataş) supporting her. It is learned that detainees were released the same day.

(10/028) German Citizen Arrested for ‘Insulting the President’…

It is learned from the news coverage of October 1, 2018 that Hüseyin M., a German citizen who was detained in Kuşadası district of Aydın in August on the charge of “insulting the President in social media posts”, and was arrested by the court later on. It is stated in the news reports that Hüseyin M. was prevented from being visited by his spouse and German diplomats. It is reported that the case against Hüseyin M. will start to be held on October 11, 2018.

(10/029) Journalists Detained in Ankara…

3 employees of Odak magazine (Hasan Özdemir, Hüseyin Arlıer and Eray Zavar) are detained in house raids in Ankara on October 1, 2018. The reason for detention is unknown.

(10/030) Vartinis Massacre Case…

It is learned from the news coverage of October 1, 2018 that, the public prosecutor of the Supreme Court objected the acquittal of all defendants of Vartinis Massacre case, and reversed the decision. On March 1, 2016, Kırıkkale Heavy Penal Court have acquitted 3 military members and 1 police officer (Hasköy district Gendarmerie Station Commander Lieutenant Bülent Karaoğlu, Hasköy district Gendarmerie Company Commander Senior Lieutenant Hanifi Akyıldız, Gökyazı district Gendarmerie Station Commander Sergeant Turhan Nurdoğan and Muş Police Directorate Special Forces Chief Şerafettin Us) who were on trial for death of 9 people in Vartinis (Altınova) town of Korkut district of Muş on May 17, 1993. 9 people, all from Öğüt family, have died due to their house being set on fire by military members. The public prosecutor of the Supreme Court stated in reversal that, witness reports of the villagers and those of security forces contradict and the case file is incomplete.

(10/031) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On October 1, 2018, 25 people including public employees dismissed by state of emergency decrees are detained in Ankara on the charge of using ByLock; 2 people are detained in Edirne in alleged attempt to illegally cross to Greece; 14 people are detained in Tokat and 4 people are detained through a Tokat based investigation.

(10/032) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against Kutbettin Gülen, Fetullah Gülen’s brother, on Izmir Heavy Penal Court No 14 is held on October 1, 2018. The court sentenced Kutbettin Gülen to 10 years and 6 months for ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

(10/033) Curfew in Nusaybin…

Mardin Governorate made a declaration on October 1, 2018 and lifted the curfew in Dibek neighbourhood as of 19.00 on October 1, 2018, which was announced as of 09.00 on September 30, 2018.

(10/034) Investigated Social Media Accounts…

The Ministry of Interior made a declaration on October 1, 2018 and announced that 349 social media accounts were investigated between September 24 and October 1, 2018; and legal proceedings have been initiated against 285 people within this week.

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