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24 October 2019 Daily Human Rights Report

(10/279) Interventions and Detentions Related to Reactions Against Military Operation to North and East Syria…

On October 23, 2019, 3 executives of People’s Democratic Party (HDP) are detained in house raids in Kocaeli, on the grounds of social media posts about Turkish Armed Forces operation to North and east Syria. The names of detained people are: Teyyar Özkaya, Adnan Ediş and Siracettin Başboğa.

On October 23, 2019, Net news agency reporter Emre Orman is detained in house raids in Ataşehir district of Istanbul, on the grounds of social media posts about Turkish Armed Forces operation to North and east Syria.

2 of 3 people who were detained in house raids in Sakarya on October 22, 2019, on the grounds of social media posts about Turkish Armed Forces operation to North and east Syria, are arrested by the court on the charge of ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ on October 23, 2019. The names of arrested people are: (Mehmet Mehdi Keklik and Adem Özğan). Nahide Doğan, HDP Sakarya provincial co-chair who was also detained is released on judicial control conditions and with a ban on leaving the country.

1 of 4 people who were detained in house raids in Kuşadası district of Aydın on October 22, 2019, on the grounds of social media posts about Turkish Armed Forces operation to North and east Syria, are arrested by the court on the charge of ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ on October 23, 2019. The name of arrested person is: Mehmet Ali Baş. 3 people (HDP Kuşadası district co-chair Hanife Gedik, and district executives Taner Akdemir and Fuat Öztürk) who were also detained are released on judicial control conditions.

(10/280) Hunger Strike in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of October 23, 2019 that trans prisoner Miray who is on hunger strike for 99 days in Alanya L Type Prison, demanding to be kept in wards, is going on a death fast as of October 22, 2019.  

(10/281) 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 1079 days to regain their jobs, intended to be held in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on October 23, 2019 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 October 23, 2019, 2 people (Merve Demirel and Mehmet Dersulu) and at 18.00 2 people (Mehmet Dersulu and Gülnaz Bozkurt) were detained.

Thus in total 4 people were detained due to press declaration intended to be held in Yüksel Street on October 23, 2019. It is learned detained people were released on the same days they were detained.

(10/282) Police Intervention Against a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the sit-in protest in Güvenpark in Ankara office on October 23, 2019 by Cemal Yıldırım who rally to regain his job at Ministry of Finance from which he had been dismissed by state of emergency decree, and detained Cemal Yıldırım. It is learned that Cemal Yıldırım is released on the same day.

(10/283) Detained People in Bitlis…

4 people who were detained in Tatvan district of Bitlis on October 22, 2019, are released on judicial control conditions on October 23, 2019. The names of detained people are: Tatvan district council member Ahmet Barut, Suat Karahan, Lezgin Bingöl and Halit Ağar.

(10/284) Detained People in Muş…

3 people are detained in house raids in Muş on October 23, 2019. The names of detained people are: HDP Youth Assembly member Nafiye Bal, HDP Muş provincial co-chair Murat Balkaya and Şeyma Orhan.

(10/285) Detained People in Malatya…

2 people are detained in house raids in Hekimhan district of Malatya on October 23, 2019. The names of detained people are: HDP district co-chair Muharrem Özbey and Aziz Polat.

(10/286) Journalist on Trial in Ankara…

The case against journalist Hayri Demir on the charges of ‘being an illegal organisation member’ and ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ is held at Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 15 on October 23, 2019. The court adjourned the trial to January 23, 2019.

(10/287) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On October 23, 2019, 11 people are detained in operations covering 9 cities through a Konya based investigation; 16 people are detained in operations covering 4 cities through an Izmir based investigation; and 34 people are detained in operations covering 15 cities through a Kayseri based investigation.

(10/288) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against former prosecutor Mustafa Sarıçam is held at Penal Department No 9 of Supreme Court on October 23, 2019. The court sentenced the defendant to 1 year 6 months and 22 days regarding effective remorse law.

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