13 September 2018 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

13 September 2018 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/128) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 12, 2018 that 1 HPG militant died in an air bombardment to rural areas of Uludere district of Şırnak on August 11, 2018.

(09/129) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

A prisoner from Erzurum Horasan K Type Prison No 2, sent a letter to Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and stated that, 33 prisoners are kept in 2 wards which are for 18 people; probation rights of political prisoners are prevented; water supplies are cut off during day; tap water is dirty and no purification device is used despite of their demands for it; prisoners cannot use their rights for sportive activities and ill prisoners are transferred to hospitals with delay.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 12, 2018 that, 6 prisoners (Emrah Yayla, Candaş Kat, Latif Mollaahmetoğlu, Ayberk Demirdöğen, Volkan Pamuk and Veysel Şahin) in Bolu F Type Prison are penalised to 10 days of solitary confinement on the grounds that a cartoon in a magazine issued by prisoners ‘insults the President’. It is also stated in the news reports that, prisoners who refuse to give oral reports in military order are prevented from telephone rights.

It is learned from the news coverage of September 12, 2018 that in Bayburt M Type Prison, prisoners are given hot water only one hour and only 2 days a week, and some prisoners have to sleep on the floors due to overcapacity of the wards.

It is claimed in the news coverage of September 12, 2018 that in Sincan Women’s Prison, tap water is rusty and anti-hygienic, and prisoners suffer from skin diseases due to this.

(09/130) Hunger Strike in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 12, 2018 that prisoners of PKK and PJAK cases will go on a three-day hunger strike as of September 12, 2018; demanding end to isolation of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan and release of ill prisoners.

(09/131) 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 September 12, 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 September 12, 2018, 2 people (Nazan Bozkurt and Gülnaz Bozkurt) and at 18.00 2 people (Acun Karadağ and Gülnaz Bozkurt) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on September 12, 2018. It is learned that detainees were released the same day.

(09/132) Prevented Protest in Ankara…

Federation of Revolutionary 78 Generation is prevented from leaving a black wreath in front of US Embassy to mark the anniversary of September 12 military coup, is prevented by the police on the grounds of prohibition order of Ankara Governorate. It is learned that Federation of Revolutionary 78 Generation members wanted to leave the black wreath in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street, but they were again prevented by the police who also seized the wreath.

(09/133) Football Game Raided by the Police in Diyarbakır…

It is learned from the news coverage of September 12, 2018 that football tournament organized by People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Diyarbakır Youth Assembly to commemorate HDP central executive committee member Fırat Yaman who died in 2016; is raided by the police. It is reported that the police came to the pitch after a match between Azadi team and HDP Bismil Youth team; enforced criminal record check for all players and then left the pitch.

(09/134) Person Arrested for ‘Making Propaganda for an Illegal Organisation’ in Şırnak…

Murat Efelti, a person who was detained in Silopi district of Şırnak for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ on September 11, 2018, is arrested by the court on September 12, 2018.

(09/135) People detained for ‘Making Propaganda for an Illegal Organisation’ in Mersin…

1 of 3 people who were detained for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ in social media posts in Mersin, is arrested by the court on September 12, 2018. 2 people are released on juridical control conditions.

(09/136) Journalists on Trial in Istanbul…

The case against 14 authors and employees (6 of which are arrested) of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper which was closed down by a state of emergency decree, on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 23 is held on September 12, 2018. The indictment demands journalists to be sentenced on the charges of ‘being an illegal organisation member’ and ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’. Several people including parliament members and trade union representatives monitored the trial. Arrested journalists attended the trial and made their defence declarations. After defence hearings the court released Pınar Tarlak on juridical control conditions and adjourned the trial to December 6, 2018.

14 people have been detained through an operation against Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper employees on March 28, 2018 and following days; and grant holder İhsan Yaşar, editor in chief İshak Yasul, editor Hicran Urun, employee Pınar Tarlak, editor and author Mehmet Ali Çelebi, editor Reyhan Hacıoğlu were arrested by the court on April 6, 2018 and following days. After the operation trustees were appointed for the newspaper and Gün Press where the newspaper is printed; and Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and Gün Press were closed down by the state of emergency decree issued on July 8, 2018.

(09/137) Journalist on Trial in Muş…

The case against Seda Taşkın, reporter of Mezopotamya News Agency, on Muş Heavy Penal Court No 2, on the charges of ‘being an illegal organisation member’ and ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ is held on September 12, 2018. Seda Taşkın joined the trial via sound and vision system from Sincan Women’s Prison. The court rejected the demand for witness hearing and decided to continue detention for Seda Taşkın, and adjourned the trial to December 10, 2018.

(09/138) Executives and Members of HDP on Trial in Istanbul…

The case against 12 members and executives of HDP (2 of which are arrested) including Doğan Erbaş, former Istanbul co-chair of HDP, on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 14 is held on September 12, 2018. The court decided to continue detention for Doğan Erbaş and Kasım Oba and adjourned the trial to October 18, 2018.

(09/139) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On September 12, 2018, 1 person is detained in Edirne in alleged attempt to illegally cross to Greece.

On September 12, 2018, a detention warrant is issued for 5 people including 3 lawyers and 2 judge and judge nominees dismissed by state of emergency decrees, through a Tokat based investigation. It is learned that operations are initiated in 5 cities to detain these people.

(09/140) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The case against Şaban Işık, former member of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors, dismissed by a state of emergency decree, on Penal Department No 9 of the Supreme Court is held on September 12, 2018. The legal opinion as to accusations prepared by the Supreme Court of Appeals Prosecutor’s Office, which demands Şaban Işık to be sentenced to jail penalty differing from 7 years and 6 months to 15 years for ‘being an illegal organisation member’ is declared in trial. The court decided to continue detention of Şaban Işık and adjourned the trial to December 5, 2018.

(09/141) Curfew in Lice…

Diyarbakır Governorate made a declaration on September 12, 2018 and announced curfew in 28 villages and 24 hamlets of Lice district as of September 12, 2018 at 4 p.m. The villages and hamlets under curfew are: Zümrüt, Gürbeyli, Kıpçak, Damar, Sığınak, Çıralı, Kıyıköy, Dibekköy, Budak, Dallıca, Yolçatı, Tepe, Türeli, Ortaç, Kabakaya, Kutlu, Yalaza, Çavundur, Bağlan, Dolunay, Oyuklu, Arıklı, Serince, Çağdaş, Kayacık, Uçarı, Ziyaret and Esenler villages; Guçik, Ahmetbey, Kola, Hasana, Navaladiriş, Dingil, Ayşe, Hacıhüseyin, Kuruca, Hevselbey, Kolbağı, Alataş, Sınır, Pınar, Beğendik, Hacıcemil, Bakanlar, Kalkanlı, Çaylarbaşı, Göçer, Kerpiçören, Çanak, Sağlam and Esenli hamlets.

(09/142) Curfew in Kulp…

Diyarbakır Governorate made a declaration on September 12, 2018 and announced curfew in 17 villages and 25 hamlets of Kulp district as of September 12, 2018 at 4 p.m. The villages and hamlets under curfew are: Zeyrek, Güllük, Özbek, Kurudere, Uygur, Karaağaç, Kamışlı, Bağcılar, Çukurca, Akbulak, Demirli, Düzce, Bayırköy, Temren, Güleç, Taşköprü, Barın villages; Soldere, Maden, Dökmetepe, Yolugüzel, Gomanuri, Çay, Düzpelit, Yeşilce, Başçavuş, Havrik, Dolusalkım, Mutlu, Mezrimalaftü, Yenidam, Küçükbağcılar, Ortakuyu, Haruni, Zükrütlü, Keçiveren, Y. Polat, A. Polat, Malaabdo, Karapınar, Mevik, Kuyucak hamlets.

(09/143) Curfew in Silvan…

Diyarbakır Governorate made a declaration on September 12, 2018 and announced curfew in 4 villages and 7 hamlets of Silvan district as of September 12, 2018 at 4 p.m. The villages and hamlets under curfew are: Dolaplıdere, Dağcılar, Çaldere, Bayrambaşı villages; Kayabağı, Ergeçidi, Üçdirek, Alakuşak, Kaso, Seydankara, Erkenciler hamlets.

(09/144) Curfew in Hazro…

Diyarbakır Governorate made a declaration on September 12, 2018 and announced curfew in 6 villages and 2 hamlets of Hazro district as of September 12, 2018 at 4 p.m. The villages and hamlets under curfew are: Kocbaba, Mutluca, Çitlibahçe, Sarıerik, Gözebaşı ve Ormankaya villages, Şahgeldi and Eldeğmez hamlets.

(09/145) Curfew in Kocaköy…

Diyarbakır Governorate made a declaration on September 12, 2018 and announced curfew in 1 village and 2 hamlets of Kocaköy district as of September 12, 2018 at 4 p.m. The village and hamlets under curfew are: Boyunlu village; Varlık and Gökçe hamlets.

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