27 June 2018 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

27 June 2018 Daily Human Rights Report

(06/214) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from news coverage of June 26, 2018 that 5 militants died in a clash between security forces and HPG militants in rural areas of Şemdinli district of Hakkari on June 17, 2018.

(06/215) Prisoner Died in Prison…

It is claimed on news coverage of June 16, 2018 that Şevket Saygın (61), a prisoner in Gümüşhane E Type Prison died due to heart attack.

(06/216) Prisoner’s Right to Health Prevented in Prison…

It is learned from news coverage of June 26, 2018 that Fatma Özbay (53), a prisoner with cancer in Erzurum Women’s Prison, cannot get her chemotherapy. It is also stated in the news report that the food given to Fatma Özbay is not proper to hygiene needs.

According to the data of Human Rights Association (İHD) Prisons Committee, 1154 ill prisoners including 402 serious ill prisoners are kept in prisons as of March 1, 2018.

(06/217) Rejection to Meeting Request with Abdullah Öcalan…

It is learned that the appeal made on June 26, 2018 to chief public prosecutor’s office in Bursa by PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s lawyers in order to visit their client was rejected the same day on the grounds of limitations for prisoners in accordance with the law on the execution of sentences and security measures (law no 5275). With the last rejection, it was the 766th time that appeals for visiting Öcalan have been rejected so far. Abdullah Öcalan has met his lawyers on July 27, 2011 for the last time.

(06/218) 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 June 26, 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 June 26, 2018, 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Mahmut Konuk) and at 18.00 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Armağan Özbaş) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on June 26, 2018. It is learned that detainees were released the same day.

(06/219) Detained Conscientious Objector in Şırnak…

Sergen Sucu, conscientious objector and ecologist, is detained on the grounds that he did not testify for an investigation on him for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’, in Şırnak on June 26, 2018.

(06 /220) The Cases Against Academics Who Are the Signatories of the Petition “We will not be a party to this crime!”…

The separate cases against 2 academicians (PhD Ceren Lord and PhD Çiğdem Bozdağ from Kadir Has University) for signing the petition “We will not be a party to this crime!” on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 35 for ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ is held on June 26, 2018. The court adjourned the trial of Ceren Lord to December 4, 3018. The court decided to join the case of Çiğdem Bozdağ with 10 case on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 35 and adjourned the trial to October 18, 2018.

The separate cases against 5 academicians (Professor Pınar Saip, Professor Raşit Tükel, Assist. Professor Özgün Akduran from Istanbul University, Assoc. Professor Cem Özatalay and Research Assistant F.G.K. from Galatasaray University) for the same reason on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 34 are held on June 26, 2018. The court adjourned 4 trials to January 22, 2019 and 1 trial to January 24, 2019.

(06/221) Elections on June 24, 2018…

It is learned from news coverage of June 26, 2018 that Halil Sayın, who was a ballot committee member in Geneyik village of Antep, was attacked by anonymous people in front of his house in the evening of the election day, and that Halil Sayın has bruises in his eyes and arms due to attack.

Musician Hozan Canê, a citizen of Germany, who was detained on June 23, 2018, in Edirne where she attends to HDP’s election campaign, is arrested for ‘being an illegal organisation member’ on June 26, 2018. It is learned that the reason for arrestment is the film ‘74th Massacre of Shingal’ that she directed and starred.

It is learned that Italian citizen Christina Cartafesta, who was detained in Gercüş district of Batman where she has been to monitor the elections on June 24, 2018, is released by the court on the condition that she would not enter Batman provincial border on June 26, 2018, and then was taken to Antep Repatriation Center for deportation.

Tacettin Başar, owner of Hermel Art House, is detained through an investigation against HDP members, executives and artists supporting the electoral campaign in Adana, on June 26, 2018. Hermel Art House was also raided by the police through the investigation and was sealed. 14 people who were detained through this investigation on June 18, 2018 are released by the court.

12 people including HDP and HDK executives and ballot committee members who were detained in Ankara on June 23, 2018 are released on June 26, 2018. The names of detainees who are released are: Dinçer Dağ, Fatma Kılıçaslan, Celal Demir, Mehmet Baytekin, Mehmet Fatih Kılıç, Şeref Keleş, Sidar Göksu, Behçet Yanar, Üsküdar Yumoş, Banu Yıdız, İdris Atakay, Barış Deli.

(06/222) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On June 26, 2018, İbrahim Bayır, sub-governor and the appointed trustee of Saray district of Van; 84 people including police officers and military members dismissed by the state of emergency decree, in operations covering 23 cities through a Bursa based investigation; 20 people including military members on active duty in Naval Forces in Ankara are detained.

(06/223) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against 427 former military members (21 of them arrested) including Colonel Arif Bozbıyık, Chief of Staff in Gendarmerie Border Division Command No 23, on Adana Heavy Penal Court No 12 is held on June 26, 2018. The court sentenced 19 defendants to heavy life penalty for ‘attempting to abolish the constitutional order’. The court sentenced 1 defendant to 10 years and 6 months and 3 defendants to 9 years for ‘being an illegal organisation member’. The court acquitted 404 defendants.

The final trial of the case against Samettin Öremiş, the Colonel of the Regiment of Artillery No 105 in Çorlu, on Tekirdağ Heavy Penal Court No 2 is held on June 26, 2018. The court sentenced Samettin Öremiş to 12 years and 6 months for ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

(06/224) Special Security Area in Bingöl…

Bingöl Governorate made a declaration and announced that 26 areas with given coordinates in central, Adaklı, Genç, Solhan, Yayladere, Kiğı, Karlıova, Yedisu districts of Bingöl are special security areas between June 29 and July 12, 2018.

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