7 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

7 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(04/038) Curfew in Silopi…

After the curfew imposed in Silopi district of Şırnak on 4 April 2016, the houses in Barbaros were attacked with tanks on 6 April 2016.

İsa Tonguç, Ahmet Tonguç, Muhyettin Tonguç and Saadettin Tonguç were killed, 3 persons were wounded when a house was shot by the tanks.

Züleyha Şalk (70) and Esra Şalk (2) were also killed in another house in the same quarter.

Behiye Erener (45) was reportedly killed in a house in Başak quarter when the house was hit by a cannon.

Rahime Sanır (14) was killed and her brother M. Sanır (17) was wounded when they were opened fire while plating on the balcony of their house in Başak quarter.

(04/039) Curfew in İdil…

After the completion of the operations, the night-curfew in İdil district of Şırnak continued on 6 April 2016. Bodies of 6 persons who were killed during the curfew and transferred to Şanlıurfa were reportedly buried on 6 April 2016 on the grounds that they were not identified.

(04/040) House Raid in Bolu…

Special Forces from Ankara raided a house on 6 April 2016 in Bolu province on the allegations that PKK militants were living in the house. 2 unidentified persons were shot to death during the raid.

(04/041) Attack by Unidentified Assailants in Diyarbakır…

S.Ç. (17-female) was shot at head and wounded when she was opened fire from a “Toros” model vehicle on 5 April 2016 in Kayapınar district of Diyarbakır. She was taken to Dicle University Medical School hospital and her condition was reportedly critical. Her aunt alleged that the persons in the vehicle were police officers.

(04/042) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

YPS members Rojhat İşleyen (Cilo Botan) and Neriman Koçhan were killed during the armed clashes on 4 April 2016 in Nusaybin district of Mardin where curfew was imposed.

YPS members Zınar Serhat, Rızgar Batman and Yusuf Aybak (Şoreş Goyi Masiro) were reportedly killed on 5 April 2016 during the operations and clashes in Şırnak.

YPS General Coordination made a public announcement concerning the condition in cities where curfew was imposed and declared that Yunus Keskin (Adıl Bılıki) was killed on 5 April 2016 in Yüksekova district of Hakkari.

The bodies of 9 YPS and YPS-JIN members who were killed during the clashes in Yüksekova district of Hakkari were reportedly transferred on 6 April 2016 to Erzurum Forensic Institute for identification.

3 soldiers were wounded on 6 April 2016 in Yüksekova district of Hakkari when a bulding collapsed.

3 police officers and 1 gendarmerie soldier were wounded when an armoured vehicle was attacked with a rocket launcher on 6 April 2016 in Güngör quarter of Yüksekova district in Hakkari.

1 temporary village guard who was wounded during an armed clash that broke out on 6 April 2016 in the rural area of Mutki district in Bitlis reportedly died in the hospital. 1 militant was killed during the clash.

(04/043) Torture and Ill-treatment in Custody…

4 persons who were among 20 persons detained during house raids conducted on 5 April 2016 in Silopi district of Şırnak were reportedly beaten in custody.

(04/044) Unionists on Trial in Adana…

Adana Penal Court of First Instance No 17 started on 6 April 2016 to hear the case against 13 unionists and members of professional chambers who were detained for distributing leaflets on 6 October 2016. The indictment wants the defendants to be sentenced for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”.

After the identification and testimonies of the defendants, the court adjourned the hearing to 13 July 2016 for the completion of deficient documents.

(04/045) Gezi Park Trails…

Çağlayan (İstanbul) Penal Court of First Instance No 65 continued on 6 April 2016 to hear the case against 44 persons including 41 lawyers launched in connection with a protest staged in the Çağlayan Court House during the Gezi Park demonstrations.

The indictment wants the defendants to be sentenced for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”. After the testimonies of the defendants, the court adjourned the hearing to 28 September 2016 for the completion of deficient documents.

(04/046) Detentions and Arrests…

The Public Prosecutor in İstanbul objected the release of 31 persons including 9 lawyers who were detained on 16 March 2016 in İstanbul. Peace Penal Judge No 1 ordered on 22 March 2016 arrest of 21 persons including the lawyers Hüseyin Boğatekin, Ramazan Demir, Ayşe Acinikli and Ayşe Gösterişlioğlu. After the decision, Hüseyin Boğatekin and Ayşe Gösterişlioğlu were arrested at Çağlayan Court House. The lawyers Ayşe Canikli and Ramazan Demir were also arrested on 6 April 2016 at Çağlayan Court House.

Health worker Ercan Üzün and teacher Fatma Akkaya who were detained in Dargeçit district of Mardin were arrested on 6 April 2016 on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation” with the posts on social media.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) executive for Hakkari province Rahmi Kurt who was among 8 persons detained during the raid of HDP premises in Hakkari was arrested on 6 April 2016 on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.

KJA member Gülli Kara who was among 5 persons detained in Van was arrested on 6 April 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Erciş Municipality Assembl member Halil Yılmazer, municipality workers Fesih Ağtepe and Abdulkadir Köroğlu who were among 16 persons detained during house raids in Erciş district of Van were arrested on 6 April 2016 on the allegations of “disrupting the unity and territorial integrity of the state”. Former Co-Chair of Democratic Regions Party (DBP) in Erciş district Abidin İnce was also arrested on the allegations of “insulting the State President”.

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