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7 September 2017 Daily Human Rights Report

(09/033) Civilians Dead in Hakkari…

It is learned that on September 6, 2017 in rural areas of Çobanpınar village located on Hakkari’s Yüksekova district, 2 workers died and 3 workers are injured during an attack by a group, allegedly PKK militants. 2 of 3 injured workers are in critical condition.

(09/034) Operations and Attacks in South East…

News coverage from September 6, 2017 reported that on 13th of July 1 militant was killed during an air strike on Kandil and on 19th of August and 4 militants died during a clash between armed forces and PKK militants in Gürpınar district of Van.

It is learned from the news coverage that emerged on September 7, 2017 that 11 militants died on 26th of June during a clash between armed forces and HPG militants.

(09/035) Torture and Other Ill-Treatment in Prison…

On September 6, 2017 news coverage reported that a prisoner named Rozerin İldan in Elazığ Women’s Prison was allegedly taken out of her cell for a testimony to a prosecutor and later tortured by prison staff including the manager. Father of Rozerin İldan declared to press that two prisoners from every ward  including his daughter were taken to isolation cell were tortured there following the first incident.

It is also learned from news coverage of September 6, 2017 that prisoners in Bafra Type T prison were tortured by wardens following an open visit. Relatives were allegedly forced to listen the irritation of prisoners during torture for 45 minutes. One of the relatives of the prisoners spoke about the incident and stated: “As they took the prisoners out of the room they locked the doors of the room we were in. In the meantime, we heard screams of prisoners. They were being tortured. And we were forced to listen. When we asked the wardens, what was happening and what the voices were, they did not answer.’’

It is learned on September 6, 2017 that detained Co-Chair of Democratic Regional Party (DBP) Sebahat Tuncel is banned from any sportive activity for 2 months because of her hunger strike in solidarity with Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça. Tuncel previously went on a 3-day hunger strike to support Gülmen and Özakça in Silivri prison.

It is learned that leftist political prisoners in Kırıklar F Type prison are placed among prisoners accused through the ‘‘FETÖ/PDY’’ investigation.

The report prepared by ÖHP (Free Lawyers Platform) declared that in Kocaeli Type T Prison, prisoner groups of 21 persons are forced to stay in wards with a capacity of 8 inmates. Due to this some prisoners are forced to sleep on the ground. Not enough food is provided, transfers to medical care facilities are delayed, prisoners are forced to walk in military order, buttoning up their jackets in the presence of prison management and letters from relatives are deliberately delivered late.

(09/036) Hunger Strike in Prison…

It is learned that prisoners in Tekirdağ No 2 Type F prison are on a hunger strike in shifts to protest conditions in the prison. The reasons of the hunger strike include blockage towards prisoners right to communicate as well as cultural, social rights and sportive activities. It is stated that clothes and other belongings sent to the prisoners are restrained from reaching them and any complaints regarding right violations are blocked from reaching Ministry of Justice.

(09/037) Police Intervention in Ankara towards “I Want My Job Back” demonstration…

Civil servants discharged from their jobs with KHK legislations planned for a public statement in front of the Human Rights Monument in Ankara Yüksel Street on September 6, 2017. Two meetings planned at 13.00 and 18.00 respectively were both prevented by the police forces who blocked entrance to the street by barriers.

It is learned that the meeting planned on September 6, 2017 did not result with any detainment.

(09/038) Police Operation towards SGDF…

It is learned that 3 persons, detained on August 29, 2017 including SGDF co-chair Ceren Çoban, are arrested on September 6, 2017 due to content they shared on social media. Name of the detainees: Ceren Çoban, Ali Karaçay and Çağrı Aydoğan.

(09/039) Hearing of Former HDP MP…

HDP’s Former MP for Ağrı, Halil Aksoy’s final hearing at the Ağrı Penal Court resulted in a 13 year 6 months of sentence due to illegal organization membership. Aksoy is still in Rize Prison.

(09/040) Hearing of Journalist…

It is learned that 4 years of sentence given to journalist Mehmet Emin Demir due to the accusation of ‘‘making propaganda of an illegal organization’’ has been approved by Antalya District Court. Demir was detained on May 30, 2016 and later arrested.

(09/041) Trials in İstanbul…

The hearing of ‘‘making propaganda of an illegal organization’ accusation for arrested detainees Harun Turgan, former HDP Executive, Bülent Uyguner and 6 defendants that are not arrested continued in İstanbul 30th Penal Court. The Court ruled the release of Turgan and Uyguner and lifted the judicial control condition for other 6 defendants.

Harun Tulgan and Bülent Uyguner were detained in İstanbul on March 24, 2017 during the police intervention towards the commemoration for İbrahim Kaypakkaya.

(09/042) Detentions and Arrests in Connection with the Coup d’État Attempt…

The hearing of Burdur 58. Infantry Regiment Commender Metin Karagöz, Antalya 3. Infantry Brigade Commander General Mustafa Kaya and Antalya Gendarme Commander Colonel Ahmet Yurdagül at Antalya 8. Penal Court continued on September 6, 2017. Court ruled the release of Kaya with judicial control condition and continuity of other two soldiers arrest.

(09/043) Blocked Website…

On September 5, 2017, Ankara 3. Penal Court of Peace blocked access to two articles published on cumhuriyet.com.tr. The articles are titled “İşte Siyasi Ayak” (The Political Branch [of coup d’Etat]) and “Yazıcı’ya 10 Soru” (10 Questions to Yazıcı).

 

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