08 May 2018 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

08 May 2018 Daily Human Rights Report

(05/047) Civilian Injured Due to Mine Explosion…

It is learned that a person named Hasan Hüseyin Kılıç got injured due to mine explosion on May 7, 2018. Hasan Hüseyin Kılıç was gathering mushrooms around Balpayam village of Tunceli’s Pülümür district. It is also learned that Kılıç was taken to Erzincan Mengücek Research Hospital.

(05/048) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is claimed on news coverage of May 7, 2018 that in great numbers of animals died in rural areas of Fındık town of Şırnak’s Güçlükonak district due to mortar shells shot from Kaletepe Military Base. It is reported that the shepherds did not get injured.

(05/049) Torture in Police Custody in Istanbul…

Lawyers of 2 students from Boğaziçi University, who were detained and then arrested because they protested delivery of delight in the campus to celebrate Turkish Armed Forces’ military operation to Afrin, made a declaration on May 7, 2018 and announced that their clients were subjected to torture in police custody. The lawyers stated that their clients were subjected to undressed search, physical violence, racist and sexist insults at Istanbul Police Headquarters. It is also stated that police officers stayed in the examination room and intervened the standard medical examination process.

(05/050) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from news coverage of May 7, 2018 that 2 prisoners in Izmir Kırıklar F Type Prison No 1 were subjected to physical violence of gendarmerie during hospital transfer on April 17, 2018.

It is learned from news coverage of May 7, 2018 that political prisoners in Ödemiş T Type Prison were subjected to physical violence of wardens because of rejecting standing-up roll-calls.

It is learned from news coverage of May 7, 2018 that prisoners in Iskenderun M Type Prison were subjected to physical violence of gendarmerie because of speaking Kurdish.

(05/051) Prisoner Prevented from Right to Medical Treatment…

It is claimed on news coverage of May 7, 2018 that Zeynep Kayra, an ill prisoner with thyroid cancer, in Bakırköy Women’s Prison cannot get her medical controls in nuclear medicine clinic of a hospital but instead was taken to the prison infirmary.

(05/052) 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 May 7, 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 May 7, 2018, 5 people (Nazan Bozkurt, Mehmet Dersulu, Simge Aksan, İlker Işık, Derviş Lermi) and at 18.00 6 people (Acun Karadağ, Nazan Bozkurt, Gülnaz Bozkurt, Simge Aksan, Derviş Lermi, and İlker Işık) were detained.

Thus in total 11 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on May 7, 2018. It is learned that detainees were released the same day.

(05/053) Preventions and Interventions Against May 1 Meetings…

2 people (readers of Mücadele Birliği magazine) who were detained at Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 1, 2018 are arrested by the court on May 7, 2018.

Members of People’s Liberation Party (HKP) who were detained in Beşiktaş on May 1, 2018 are released by the court on May 7, 2018.

(05/054) People Detained for Social Media Posts in Şırnak…

Hikmet Alma, brother of a victim of Roboski massacre, is detained on May 7, 2018 in Uludere Courthouse where he was to testify for an investigation. Hikmet Alma was detained for ‘insulting the President in his social media posts’ and was released on juridical control conditions by the court on the same day.

(05/055) Police Operation Against Furkan Foundation…

On May 7, 2018, in operations covering 9 cities through an Adana based investigation against Furkan Foundation 23 people including the executives are detained.

Through the same investigation, 28 people have been detained earlier and 5 of them including Alpaslan Kuytul, the chair of the foundation were arrested. Also, a trustee was appointed for the foundation.

(05/056) Özgür Gündem Case…

The case against Eren Keskin, Reyhan Çapan, Reyhan Hacıoğlu, Nuray Özdoğan, Celalettin Can, Ayşe Batumlu, Ayşe Berktay, Filiz Koçali and Hüseyin Aykol on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 14, for attending to the “Executive Editor on Call” campaign to support Özgür Gündem newspaper which was closed down by the state of emergency decree, is held on May 7, 2018. The court adjourned the trial to July 9, 2018.

The case against Faruk Eren, Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, Celal Başlangıç, Ömer Ağın, İhsan Çaralan, Celalettin Can, Fehim Işık, Öncü Akgül, Hüseyin Aykol, Veysel Kemer, Yüksel Oğuz, Mehmet Şirin Taşdemir and Dilşah Karakaya for the same reason on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 14 is held on May 7, 2018. The prosecutor declared legal opinion on the case and demanded jail sentence for Hüseyin Aykol up to 13 years for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation in a sequence’ and jail sentence up to 7.5 years for other defendants for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’. The court adjourned the trial to July 16, 2018.

(05/057) Co-mayors on Trial…

Erzurum Regional Court approved the 2 years’ sentence given to Handan Bağcı and Şerafettin Özalp, co-mayors of Özalp district of Van and deputy mayor Okan Bayram, by Özalp Penal Court of First Instance No 1. It is learned from news coverage of May 7, 2018 that after the approval Handan Bağcı, Şerafettin Özalp and Okan Bayram were arrested.

(05/058) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On May 7, 2018, in operations covering 25 cities through an Istanbul based investigation 16 people (a warrant is issued for 52 people), in operations covering 11 cities through a Balıkesir based investigation 14 people, in operations covering 10 cities through a Hakkari based investigation 8 people are detained.

(05/059) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The case against Andrew Craig, the priest of Resurrection Church in Izmir, on Izmir Heavy Penal Court No 2, continued to be held on May 7, 2018. The indictment demands penalty for ‘committing crime on behalf of an illegal organisation whereas not being a member’ and ‘providing confidential information of state for espionage’. An anonymous witness was heard at the trial. The court decided on continuation of detention for Andrew Craig and adjourned the trial to July 18, 2018.

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