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11 July 2019 Daily Human Rights Report

(07/135) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of July 10, 2019 that, a civilian named Onur Vural got wounded due to fire opened by security forces during a military operation around Sığınık rural neighbourhood of Diyarbakır’s Lice district.

(07/136) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of July 10, 2019 that 6 prisoners in Bursa H Type Closed prison were subjected to physical violence of the gendarmerie while they were being referred to the hospital.

(07/137) Hunger Strike in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of July 10, 2019 that, 5 prisoners who have been said “we are taking you to the hospital” and then were transferred under coercion to Kayseri Bünyan Prison 1 from Kayseri Bünyan Prison 2, were on hunger strike since July 2, 2019.

(07/140) 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 974 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on July 10, 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, 2 people (Mahmut Konuk and Merve Demirel) and at 18.00 2 people (Acun Karadağ and Merve Demirel) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on July 10, 2019. It is learned that detainees were released the same day.

(07/141) Detained Former Co-Mayor…

On July 10, 2019, former co-mayor of Şırnak’s Uludere district Yunus Ürek and former city council member Abdullah Ürek and Cevher Paksoy are detained. It is learned that 3 people are released on judicial control conditions on the same day.

(07/142) Lawyers on Trial…

The case against 22 lawyers from People’s Law Office and Progressive Lawyers’ Association which was closed down by a state of emergency decree, is held on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 18 on July 10, 2019. After defence hearings the court adjourned the trial to December 25, 2019.

Selçuk Kozağaçlı, Taylan Tanay, Barkın Timtik, Ebru Timtik, Günay Dağ, Oya Aslan, Özgür Yılmaz, Güray Dağ, Gülvin Aydın, Efkan Bolaç, Serhan Arıkanoğlu, Zeki Rüzgâr, Mümin Özgür Gider, Metin Narin, Sevgi Sönmez, Alper Tunga Saral, Rahim Yılmaz, Selda Yılmaz are on trial without arrest in this case.

(07/143) Executives of HDP on Trial in Adana…

The first trial of the case against 12 members and executives of People’s Democratic Party, 8 of which are arrested including HDP’s Adana provincial co-chair Gülseren Tural, is held on Adana Heavy Penal Court No 12 on July 10, 2019. After defence hearings the court released all 8 arrested people and adjourned the trial.

8 people including Gülseren Tural were arrested on March 30, 2019.

(07/144) Prison Massacre Case…

The case against 196 people who were on duty at Gendarmerie General Command during “Operation Back to Life”, which caused death of 12 people and injury of 29 in Bayrampaşa Prison, is held on Bakırköy Heavy Penal Court No 13 on July 10, 2019. The operation which killed 32 people in 20 prisons in total was conducted to enable conversion of the prisons to F Type prisons and to end hunger strikes in prisons on December 19, 2000. It is learned that Gendarmerie General Command answered the demand for sending transcripts of wireless radio-sets as saying that they do not have any records of radio-set communication and thus cannot send transcripts. The court adjourned the trial to December 4, 2019.

(07/145) The Case of Bombing Attack in Van…

The final trial of the case against Medeni Oruç, about the bombing attack to 2 Nisan Police Station on August 17, 2016, in İpekyolu district of Van where 2 police officers and 2 civilians died, is held on Van Heavy Penal Court No 2 on July 10, 2019. The court sentenced Medeni Oruç to heavy life imprisonment for 5 times, to 1057 years on several charges and to a fine of 84.000 Turkish Liras.

(07/146) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On July 10, 2019, a detention warrant is issued through an Adana based investigation for 12 police officers including the ones dismissed by state of emergency decrees. It is learned that operations are initiated in 8 cities for detention.

On July 10, 2019, a detention warrant is issued for 28 military members on active duty through an Istanbul based investigation against Turkish Armed Forces personnel.

(07/147) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against 53 people, for the incidents at Etimesgut Armoured Forces School during July 15 – coup attempt, is held on Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 19 on July 10, 2019. The court sentenced 8 people to heavy life imprisonment and 25 people to life imprisonment for ‘violating the Constitution’. The court sentenced 1 person to life imprisonment for ‘wilful murder’. The court sentenced 1 person to 13 years and 4 months for ‘injury’. The court sentenced 14 people to jail times from 12 years and 6 months to 15 years for ‘aiding the violation of the Constitution’. The court sentenced 3 people to jail times from 6 years and 3 months to 7 years and 6 months for ‘being an illegal organisation member’. The court acquitted 2 people.

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