Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center
12 – 14 November 2022 Daily Human Rights Report
(11/107) Bomb Attack in Istanbul…
The bomb attack in Istiklal Street of Beyoğlu district in Istanbul killed 6 people including 2 children, and wounded 81 people on November 13, 2022.
The names of people who lost their lives in the explosion are: Arzu Özsoy, Yağmur Uçar (15, f), Yusuf Meydan, Ecrin Meydan (9, f), Adem Topkara, Mukaddes Elif Topkara.
The Provincial Directorate of Security in Istanbul declared that 46 people including a Syrian citizen (A. A.) who was alleged to place the bomb, were detained in relation to the attack.
(11/108) Operations and Attacks…
The Ministry of National Defence announced that 1 soldier (Emre Sevinç) died in the Claw-Lock military operation of the Turkish Armed Forces into the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government on November 5, 2022.
It is learned from the news coverage of November 12, 2022 that, 2 militants died in clashes between the Turkish Armed Forces units and HPG militants in Zap area of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government on Mary 29 and 31, 2022; and 2 militants died in a clash in Metina area on August 18, 2022.
(11/109) Threat to Lawyer…
It is learned that lawyer Jiyan Tosun was targeted by some social media accounts after the bomb attack on Istiklal Street in Beyoğlu district of Istanbul on November 13, 2022. It is learned that Jiyan Tosun, who received death threats after being targeted, spent the night in Küçükçekmece Courthouse on the grounds of lack of safety.
(11/110) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…
It is learned from the news coverage of November 11, 2022 that, the prisoners were forced to be searched without their shoes before lawyer visits in Ankara Sincan Women’s Prison and that those who reject it were having the lawyer visits without their shoes.
It is learned from the news coverage of November 11, 2022 that, the prisoners in Mersin Tarsus Women’s Prison were not given adequate amount of hot water.
It is learned from the news coverage of November 14, 2022 that, the heaters in wards in Uşak E Type Prison were not operated enough.
(11/111) Prevention of Right to Health in Prison…
It is learned from the news coverage of November 14, 2022 that, Tenzile Acar, an ill prisoner in Istanbul Bakırköy Women’s Prison was forced to be examined in handcuffs and was not receiving medical treatment because of rejecting it.
(11/112) Meeting Request with Abdullah Öcalan Not Responded…
It is learned that the appeal made on November 11, 2022 to chief public prosecutor’s office in Bursa by families and tutelary of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, and Ömer Hayri Konar, Hamili Yıldırım and Veysi Aktaş in Imralı Prison, in order to visit them was not responded.
(11/113) The Case Against TMA Chair and HRFT Executive Board Member…
It is learned from the news coverage of November 12, 2022 that the indictment of Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office against the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) chair and the HRFT Executive Board member Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı, was sent to Istanbul by Ankara Heavy Penal Court No. 4 on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction regarding “the place of the alleged crime and the defendant’s address”. Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı was detained on October 26, 2022 through the investigation of Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office on her statements to a news channel, and was arrested by the court on the charge of ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’ on October 27, 2022.
(11/114) Investigation for Social Media Posts…
The General Directorate of Security announced ın November 13, 2022 that an investigation was launched against 25 people, because of social media posts related to the bomb attack on Istiklal Street in Beyoğlu district of Istanbul on November 13, 2022.
(11/115) Ban of Access to Web Contents…
It is learned that the social media platform Tumblr was banned to access on the grounds of violation personal rights by Aydın Kuşadası Penal Court of Peace on November 9, 2022.
It is learned that the news report about a dean of Boğaziçi University, published on https://www.diken.com.tr website was banned to access and ruled to be deleted on the grounds of violation of personal rights by Istanbul Penal Court of Peace No. 8 on November 11, 2022.
It is learned that the news reports about the vice rector of Boğaziçi University, published on https://ilerihaber.org, https://www.diken.com.tr websites were banned to access on the grounds of violation of personal rights by Istanbul Penal Court of Peace No. 8 on November 11, 2022.
(11/116) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…
It is learned from the news coverage of November 12, 2022 that, a person named Uğur Demirok, who lives in Baku, Azerbaijan, was brought to Turkey in an operation organized by the National Intelligence Organization (MIT). It is claimed in the news reports that there has been no news from Uğur Demirok since September 6, 2022.
It is learned that 3 people, who were detained in Edirne in an alleged attempt to illegally cross to Greece, were arrested by the court on November 14, 2022.
(11/117) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…
The retrial of the case against the Turkish Land Forces Training and Doctrine Command (EDOK) former Combat and Combat Training Support Commander Lieutenant General Metin İyidil and EDOK former Chief of Staff Major General Hamza Koçyiğit, is held on November 11, 2022, after the Court of Cassation has overturned the former verdicts. The court sentenced Metin Iyidil to 15 years and 10 months and Hamza Koçyiğit to 13 years and 4 months for ‘aiding the attempt to overthrow the constitutional order’. The court also decided to continue the detention of the defendants.
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