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

07 August 2019 Daily Human Rights Report

(08/042) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 6, 2019 that, 1 HPG militant died in an air operation to rural areas of Bingöl’s Karlıova district on July 20, 2019.

(08/043) 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 1001 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on August 6, 2019 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on July 10, 2019, 4 people (Mehmet Dersulu, Mahmut Konuk, Batuhan Şendağ, Merve Demirel) and at 18.00 2 people (Nazife Onay and Nazan Bozkurt) were detained.

Thus in total 6 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on August 6, 2019. It is learned that detainees were released the same day.

(08/044) Detained HDP Executive in Istanbul…

People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Party Assembly member Benazir Coşkun, who was detained on August 5, 2019 at Istanbul Security Directorate where she went to give official statement through an investigation against her, is released by the court on August 6, 2019.

(08/045) Detained Human Rights Defender, City Council Member and Political Party Executive in Bitlis…

On August 6, 2019, Human Rights Association (IHD) Bitlis branch secretary Engin Başar, city council member Medeni Yalçınkaya, HDP’s Tatvan district co-chair Burak Ballıoğlu, Özgür Akbay and Orhan Yavuz are detained in house raids in Tatvan district of Bitlis.

(08/046) Detained District Council Member in Mardin…

Samiye Demir, district council member from HDP in Nusaybin district of Mardin, is detained at Nusaybin District Security Directorate where she went to give official statement through an investigation against her on August 6, 2019.

(08/047) Detained German Citizen in Antalya…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 6, 2019 that, Osman B., a German citizen, is detained at Antalya Airport, on the grounds of “making propaganda for an illegal organisation on social media”; and is arrested by the court.

It is stated in the news reports that 7 citizens of Germany are in prison in Turkey for “social media posts”.

(08/048) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On August 6, 2019, 9 people are detained in operations covering 9 cities through an Izmir based investigation.

(08/049) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against Mehmet Ümit Akbey is held at Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 25 on August 6, 2019. The court sentenced the defendant to 12 years and 9 months for ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

(08/050) Ban of an Event in Mardin…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 6, 2019 that, football and volleyball tournaments organized by HDP Youth Assembly in Savur district of Mardin, is banned by Savur Sub-Governorate on the grounds of security reasons.

(08/051) Ban on Access to Web Sites…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 6, 2019 Ankara Penal Court of Peace No 3 has banned to access to 136 websites including Bianet, upon complaint of Gendarmerie General Command on July 16, 2019. The banned addresses include Etkin News Agency, Halkın Sesi TV, Özgür Gelecek, osp.org, geziyisavunuyoruz.org, Gazete Fersude, Yeni Demokratik Gençlik, Umut Gazetesi, Kızıl Bayrak, Marksist Teori, Direnişteyiz, Mücadele Birliği, Antakya Sokak websites as well as some social media accounts including HDP MP Oya Ersoy’s twitter account.

[1]The reports on the human rights violations of the Documentation Center are claims unless they are certified. The claim of violation either is certified through thoroughly investigations of HRFT Documentation Center, including by judicial verdicts, and becomes a definite data or it is not included to the annual report.

[2]To subscribe to the e-mail group: please write ‘daily human rights reports subscription application’ to the title of your e-mail and sent it to dokumantasyon@tihv.org.tr.

[3]https://www.facebook.com/TIHV.HRFT

[4] https://twitter.com/insanhaklari

[5] Daily Human Rights Reports are prepared on the information gathered by the Documentation Center from its own network and the following dailies and internet portals: Vatan, Milliyet, Hürriyet, Habertürk, Evrensel, Birgün, Cumhuriyet, Fırat Haber Ajansı, Jinnews, ETHA, Mezopotamya Ajansı, Yurt, Yeni Yaşam, NTV, Yeni Asya, Bianet, Halkinsesi.tv, Cnnturk, Tr724, İleri Haber, Siyasi Haber, Alınteri, Kızılbayrak, Sendika.org, Yüksekova Haber, T24, Diken, Gazete Karınca, Gazete Duvar. Haber Sol, El Cezire, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Reuters, AFP.