3 May 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

3 May 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(05/007) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

2 soldiers were killed when a military base was attacked on 2 May 2016 nearby Besusin village of Şemdinli district in Hakkari.

YPS General Coordination announced on 2 May 2016 that YPS member Welat Cengiz (İsa Avesta) was killed during the armed clashes on 1 May 2016 in Nusaybin district of Mardin.

Sub-Governorate in Lice district of Diyarbakır imposed curfew in 11 villages starting from 11.00 am on 2 May 2016 on the grounds that military operations planner to be conducted in the province.

Governorates of Hakkari announced on 2 May 2016 that hundreds regions in Hakkari city centre and Yüksekova, Şemdinli and Çukurca districts of the province were decided to be temporary security zones for 15 days until from 3 May 2016 to 17 May 2016. Entrance of civilians to the security zones was also banned.

(05/008) Worker Deaths…

Worker’s Health and Job Safety Assembly announced on 3 May 2016 that at least 168 workers died in April 2016 during work accidents due to untaken security measures. At least 586 workers died in first 4 months of 2016.

(05/009) Rocket Launched from Syria to Kilis…

1 person died and 2 persons were wounded when IS/ISIS launched a rocket from Syria to city centre of Kilis province on 2 May 2016.

(05/010) Investigations, Detentions and Arrests on the Allegations of Insulting State President…

The police detained 1 person on 2 May 2016 in Alanya district of Antalya on the allegations of “insulting the State President” with the messages sent on the internet.

3 persons were detained in Gaziantep on the allegations of “insulting the State President” while distributing leaflets.

(05/011) Web Site Banned…

On 3 May 2016, Telecommunication Communication Directorate (TİB) banned access to the new domain of Dicle News Agency (DİHA). The number of the banned domains of DİHA reached 36.

(05/012) Journalist on Trial…

According to the news appeared in the press on 2 May 2016, a court case was launched against Etkin News Agency (ETHA) correspondent Arzu Demir on charges of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation” with her books the books “Devrimin Rojava Hali (Rojava Status of Revolution)” and “Savaşta Barışta Özgürlükte Aşkta Dağın Kadın Hali (Female State of Mountains: in War, in Peace, in Freedom, and in Love)” published by Ceylan Yayınları. The books were banned by Peace Penal Judge No 6 in İstanbul in April 2016. The Judge also ordered the confiscation of the books and banned distribution. İstanbul Heavy Penal Court No 13 will start to hear the case.

(05/013) 1 May Celebrations…

The police prevented persons who wanted to stage a demonstration on Taksim Square in İstanbul. Groups gathered on Bakırköy Market Place for the 1 May celebration were also intervened by the police. Several persons were detained during the both interventions. The detainees Orhan Toprak, Esin Toprak, Mustafa Demirbağken, Nebi Gümüş and İsmail Çiftçi were arrested on 2 May 2016 on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.

(05/014) Detentions and Arrests…

The police conducted operations on 2 May 2016 in Bursa and detained 5 persons including Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) executive Rıdvan Okçu.

Bermal Solak in İstanbul and Mahmut Acar in Dargeçit district of Mardin who were detained during the operations conducted against HDP and Democratic Regions Party (DBP) were arrested on 2 May 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

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