1-11 July 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

1-11 July 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(07/001) Persons Killed during Curfews…

The body of a male was found on 10 July 2016 in Yeni Mahalle quarter of İdil district in Şırnak where the military operations were completed on 31 March 2016.

According to the news appeared in the press on 6 July 2016, bodies of 2 males and 1 female were found in 2 separate houses in Hasırlı quarter on Sur district in Diyarbakır where curfew was imposed on 2 December 2015 and blockade was on-going after the completion of military operations in the district.

(07/002) House Raid in Van…

Security Forces conducted a house raid on 10 July 2016 in Xacort quarter of İpekyolu district in Van on the allegations that HPG militants took shelter in the house. An unidentified female was killed and 4 persons were reportedly detained during the raid.

(07/003) Explosion in Ağrı…

Fettah Erdem (15) died when he stepped on a military land mine on 9 July 2016 in Kanîspî hamlet of Taşkesen village in Diyadin district of Ağrı. S.Ç. (16-male) was heavily wounded during the explosion.

(07/004) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

1 militant was killed during an armed clash on 1 July 2016 in the rural area of Lice district in Diyarbakır.

4 militants were killed and 2 soldiers were wounded during an armed clash on 1 July 2016 in the rural area of Sarıkamış district in Kars.

3 civilians were wounded when a bomb exploded on 3 July 2016 during the passage of a police vehicle in Kızıltepe district of Mardin.

Security Directorate, Gendarmerie Command and 8th Commando Tactical Base were attacked with rocket launchers and long-barelled weaponson 3 July 2016 in Beytüşşebap district of Şırnak. 1 non-commissioned officer and 3 militants were killed during the clashes. Governorate imposed curfew in the district following the attacks.

2 militants were killed and 2 soldiers were wounded during an armed clash that broke out after an attack against a military vehicle on 2 July 2016 in Başkale district of Van.

5 militants were allegedly killed during an armed clash on 4 July 2016 in the city centre of Şırnak.

3 militants were killed and 1 soldier was wounded during an armed clash on 4 July 2016 in the rural area of Karakoyunlu district in Iğdır.

1 temporary village guard was shot to death on 6 July 2016 on Hakkari-Van road.

17 militants were allegedly killed during the operations conducted on 8 July 2016 in the rural area of Şemdinli district in Hakkari.

2 soldiers and 1 civilian were killed when Cevizlik Gendarmerie Station was attack with a car bomb on 9 July 2016 in Artuklu district of Mardin. 12 soldiers, 1 temporary village guard, and 13 civilians were also wounded during the attack.

1 soldier and 1 temporary village guard were killed when Pay Gendarmerie Station was attack with a car bomb on 9 July 2016 in Erciş district of Van. 10 soldiers and 5 temporary village guard were also wounded during the attack.

A civilian vehicle was shot with a howitzer during an armed attack on 9 July 2016 against the Gendarmerie Command in Çukurca district of Hakkari. The child Viyan Kanat and another unidentified child were killed, 4 civilians including 2 children were wounded.

2 militants were reportedly killed during an armed clash on 9 July 2016 nearby Kovancık village of Ağrı.

5 soldiers were killed when a bomb exploded on 10 July 2016 during the passage of a military vehicle in Aktütün region of Şemdinli district in Hakkari.

4 militants were killed and 6 police officers were wounded during an armed clash that broke out on 10 July 2016 in the centre of Kızıltepe district in Mardin.

(07/005) Extra-judicial Killing in Kilis…

Mamo Hemo Hisên from Afrin canton of Rojava was reportedly killed when military troops opened fire on 5 July 2016 on the grounds that he was too close to the border. Mamo Hemo Hisên was the 3rd Rojavan killed last one week on border.

(07/006) Suspicious Private Deaths in Şanlıurfa and Şırnak…

Murat Gözal who was serving for compulsory military service in Harran Gendarmerie Command in Şanlıurfa died on 1 July 2016 in the hospital. He was allegedly shot by another private by mistake on 20 June 2016. He was registered to Mardin.

Muhammet Duman who was serving for compulsory military service in Çakırsöğüt Gendarmerie Command in Şırnak was allegedly shot to death on 1 July 2016 by another private by mistake. He was registered to Erzurum.

(07/007) Death in Prison…

Ceyhun S. incarcerated in Edirne F-type Prison was allegedly committed suicide on 6 July 2016 by hanging himself in his cell.

(07/008) Pressures in Prisons…

According to the news appeared in the press on 8 July 2016, mentally retarded M.Y. who was arrested for stealing money from a shop was subjected to torture and ill-treatment by his cell-mates in Silivri L-type Prison. He was reportedly beaten and burnt with hot water for not doing his part in the cell. He was also not given his medication and had epilepsy attack.

(07/009) Former MP on Trial…

Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 5 started on 30 June 2016 to hear the case against former MP and KJA Spokesperson Ayla Akat launched on charges of “praising crime and criminals”. The case was launched for taking part in the funerals of 2 HPG militants who were also relatives of Ayla Akat.

After the identification and first testimony of the defendant, the court adjourned the hearing to 17 November 2016.

(07/010) Investigations, Detentions and Arrests on the Allegations of Insulting State President…

Construction worker Ş.K. was arrested on 2 July 2016 in Manavgat district of Antalya on the allegations of “insulting the State President” through comments on social media.

(07/011) Ban on Meetings and Gatherings in Mardin…

Governorate of Mardin made an announcement on 1 July 2016 and banned all the actions, activities, demonstrations, public statements, and meetings in all district and provincial centres during the month July.

(07/012) Political Party Premises Attacked in İstanbul…

On 1 July 2016, unidentified persons attacked the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) premises in Ceyhan district of Adana. The attack caused material damage.

(07/013) Political Party Premises Attacked in İzmir…

1 chid was wounded when a bomb attack was organised on 8 July 2016 against the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) premises in Menderes district of İzmir.

(07/014) Headmen Dismissed from Duty…

3 headmen in Bahçesaray district of Van province were dismissed from duty on 10 July 2016 by Bahçesaray Sub-governorate. Headman for central quarter Cemal Taygun, headman of Güneyyamaç quarter Muhtarı Zekeriya İstemiş and headman of Elmayaka quarter Muhtarı Şevket Şahin were reportedly dismissed from duty on the grounds that a court case was launched against them on the allegations of “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”. 3 headmen were previously dismissed from duty in Van for the same reason.

(07/015) Detentions and Arrests…

Security Forces prevented a group of persons who wanted to reach Lice district of Diyarbakır on 30 June 2016 to protest in the on-going operations in the district. Security Forces intervened the group and detained several villagers. 2 detainees were reportedly arrested on 2 and 3 July 216 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Dicle News Agency (DİHA) correspondent Şerife Oruç, Emrullah Oruç and Muzafer Tunç who were detained during a road control on 3 July 2016 on Diyarbakır-Batman road were arrested on 5 July 216 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

3 persons who were among 4 persons detained during a road control in Bismil district of Diyarbakır and Murat Aşkan who was detained in Dargeçit district of Mardin were arrested on 2 July 216 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Ali Nesin who was arrested on 20 June 2016 for being editor-in-chief on watch of the daily Özgür Gündem was released on 1 July 2016 by İstanbul Heavy Penal Court No 14 to be tried without remand.

Dicle News Agency (DİHA) correspondent Özgür Paksoy was detained during a road control on 6 July 2016 in İdil district of Şırnak.

Ali Kaya, Hürşit Palanlı and Turan Öğüç who were detained in Kiğı district of Bingöl were arrested on 6 July 2016 on the allegations of “aiding an illegal organisation”.

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