11 June 2021 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

11 June 2021 Daily Human Rights Report

(06/115) Operations and Attacks…

It is learned that 1 village guard (Sıddık Bulut) died, 1 village guard got wounded in an attack to a military base in rural areas of Pervari district of Siirt on June 10, 2021.

(06/116) Soldier Died in Ankara…

The Ministry of Defence declared that 1 soldier (İsmail Özdemir) died from Covid-19 at Ankara Central Command Headquarters on June 10, 2021.

(06/117) Attack to Journalist in Antep…

It is learned that Ahmet Atmaca, a reporter of Demirören News Agency, got wounded after he was attacked by a group, while he was reporting at Forensic Science Institution in Antep on June 10, 2021.

(06/118) Person Subjected to Physical Violence of Municipal Police in Istanbul…

It is learned that a peddler was subjected to physical violence of the metropolitan municipal police in Beyoğlu district of Istanbul on June 10, 2021.

(06/119) Detained People in Şırnak…

4 of 5 people who were detained on June 9, 2021 in Cizre district of Şırnak; are arrested by the court on the charge of ‘disrupting unity and integrity of the state and country’, on June 10, 2021. Arrested people are: Serhat İnanç, Mustafa Ekren, Erdal Çağınni, Ramazan Türel.

(06/120) Journalists on Trial in Bursa…

The final trial of the case against Ozan Kaplanoğlu, editor in chief of news portal, for his news reports on a press declaration related to Turkish Armed Force’s operation to Afrin in Syria; is held at Bursa Heavy Penal Court No 10 on June 10, 2021.

The court sentenced Ozan Kaplanoğlu to 1 year 10 months and 15 days on the charge of ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’.

(06/121) Journalist on Trial in Van…

The first trial of the case against journalist Ruşen Takva, for a press declaration he was reporting, is held at Van Heavy Penal Court No 2 on June 10, 2021.

Ruşen Takva attended the trial to make his defence declarations. The court adjourned the trial to October 12, 2021.

(06/122) HDP Members and Executives on Trial in Kars…

The trial of the case against Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Kars provincial co-chair Cengiz Anlı and HDP members İzzet Altığ, Mustafa Yardımcıel, Reis Baykız and Kaya Naki is held at Kars Heavy Penal Court No 2 on June 10, 2021. After defence hearings the court adjourned the trial to November 18, 2021.

(06/123) People on Trial in Istanbul…

The final trial of the case against 6 people, for the dance performance “Las Tesis”, to protest male violence against women, is held at Istanbul Anadolu Penal Court of First Instance No 29 on June 10, 2021. The court acquitted 6 people.

(06/124) People on Trial in Istanbul…

The trial of the case against Nuriye Gülmen, one of the participators of “I Want My Job Back” protests in Ankara, and Rıdvan Akbaş, an employee of Idil Cultural Centre, is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 28 on June 10, 2021.

After defence hearings the court decided to continue detention of Nuriye Gülmen and adjourned the trial to October 21, 2021.

Nuriye Gülmen and Rıdvan Akbaş have been detained with 4 other people in a police raid to Idil Cultural Center on August 5, 2021; and they were arrested by the court on August 11, 2021.

(06/125) Ayten Öztürk Case…

The final trial of the case against Ayten Öztürk, who was subjected to torture and ill-treatment for 6 months, when she was being interrogated by National Intelligence Service (MIT) after being detained on March 8, 2018 in Lebanon; is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 13 on June 10, 2021.

It is learned that no observers including journalists was allowed into the court room. Ayten Öztürk attended the trial and stated once again how she has been subjected to torture and ill-treatment: “I wanted to shout when I was being kidnapped. But they taped my mouth as soon as I open it. Two or three people attacked me, and undressed me in a few seconds. I was naked and put in a padded cell. I was blindfolded and was handcuffed behind my back. They were keeping me there, sometimes naked, and sometimes in clothes that they gave me. I have been subjected to incredible torments for 6 months. They did not open my eyes for the first 3 or 4 months, and they did not uncuff me. (…) I was being kept in the ground floor of a government agency in Ankara. I could hear the sound of high heels in some days. And the sound was stopped during certain hours. One day, while they were tormenting me, I heard a woman saying ‘The committee will arrive today’. So it was the office of a governmental agency. (…) I still have marks of electric shock on my body. I used to weigh 65 kilograms before there, I could weigh only 40 kilograms when I was released.”

After defence hearings the court sentenced Ayten Öztürk to heavy life imprisonment on two counts and decided to release her on house confinement.

It is learned that Ayten Öztürk was detained through another investigation, as soon as she was released from prison, and that she was taken to Silivri Gendarmerie Command. It is reported that the prosecutor’s office appealed to the release. Ayten Öztürk is released on June 11, 2021, after being under custody for 21 hours.

(06/126) Covid-19 Pandemic…

The Ministry of Health declared that 96 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and 563 new Covid-19 ill patients were diagnosed on June 10, 2021. It is also declared that the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 6,454.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 48,526 and total number of confirmed ill patients is 5,313,098 as of June 10, 2021.

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