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

03 January 2020 Daily Human Rights Report

(01/010) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

Ministry of National Defence announced that 2 soldiers (Ayhan Çam and Berkay Işık) died in a clash in Heftanin area of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government within “Claw-3” operation on January 2, 2020.

It is learned from the news coverage of January 2, 2020 that 3 HPG militants died in a clash between security forces and HPG militants in Tutak district of Ağrı on December 6, 2019.

(01/011) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of January 2, 2020 that Süleyman Saçal, an ill-prisoner who was transferred from Osmaniye T Type Prison No 2 to Maraş Türkoğlu L Type Prison under coercion on December 26, 2019, was subjected to physical violence of soldiers and wardens at the entrance of prison where he was forced to take off his clothes. It is reported that Süleyman Saçal was put in solitary cell afterwards and was penalised to 4 months of prevention from visits.

(01/012) 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 1150 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on January 2, 2020 at 13.30, and at 18.00.

It was reported that during police intervention against the press declaration which was planned to be held at 13.30 on January 2, 2020, 2 people (Acun Karadağ and Nazan Bozkurt) and at 18.00 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Nazan Bozkurt) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on January 2, 2020. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(01/013) Police Intervention to a Protest in Düzce…

On January 2, 2020 the police intervened the press declaration of Alev Şahin in order to regain her job from which she was dismissed by a state of emergency decree, in front of Justice and Development Party (AKP) provincial office and detained her. It is learned that Alev Şahin was released on the same day.

(01/014) Police Intervention to University Students in Istanbul…

The police used clubs to intervene university students who want to submit petitions to rectorate against a new regulation at Istanbul University which proposes to cut breakfast service and give only one meal at reduced price at dining halls. The police prevented students coming from other campuses to get in central campus and those in central campus to get out.

(01/015) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

It is learned that a person named Harun Çelik was detained by Turkish National Intelligence Service at Albania and was taken to Turkey on January 2, 2020.


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