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12 February 2021 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

12 February 2021 Daily Human Rights Report

(02/147) Operations and Attacks…

The Ministry of Defence announced that 1 soldier (Ertuğ Güler) who got wounded during the operation “Claw-Eagle 2”, in a clash between military members and HPG militants in Gara area of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government on February 10, 2021 died in hospital on February 11, 2021.

(02/148) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is learned from the news coverage of February 11, 2021 that, Anıl Akyüz, Necmettin Erdem, Akın Karakuş and Murat Can Demirci, who were arrested for participating in the protests against new rector appointed to Boğaziçi University, are not given blankets in Istanbul Maltepe L Type Prison No 2.

(02/149) Meeting Request with Abdullah Öcalan Not Responded…

It is learned that the appeal made on February 11, 2021 to chief public prosecutor’s office in Bursa by PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s lawyers in order to visit their client was not responded.

(02/150) Police Prevention to Protest in Amasya…

The press declaration of Taşova Environment Platform in Amasya on February 10, 2021, to protest usage of cyanide in gold mining in Erbaa and Taşova districts of Tokat, is prevented by the police.

(02/151) Police Interventions to Protests Against New Rector Appointment to Boğaziçi University…

The police intervened the press declaration of Kocaeli University Solidarity on February 11, 2021, to protest the new rector appointed to Boğaziçi University by the President. The police detained 17 people including Ömer Furkan Özdemir, Kocaeli provincial branch secretary of Education and Science Workers’ Union (Eğitim-Sen); and detained people are released after statement procedures on the same day.

The police intervened the group outside of Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse on February 11, 2021, who gathered to support 5 people who were detained on the grounds of wall writings to protest the new rector appointment to Boğaziçi University and arrest of students in Istanbul. 9 people (T. K., F. Y., C. U., Z. Ç., S. K., M. Y., E. Ö., E. Ç. and R. Y.) are detained by the police.

(02/152) Detained People for Protests Against New Rector Appointment to Boğaziçi University…

5 people who were detained on February 10, 2021 on the grounds of wall writings to protest the new rector appointment to Boğaziçi University and arrest of students in Istanbul; are released by the court on judicial control conditions on February 11, 2021.

On February 11, 2021, a demonstration was held in Esenyurt district of Istanbul to protest the police intervention to supporters outside of Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse; and following the demonstration 3 members of Community Houses were detained in house raids.

(02/153) Detained Person in Tunceli…

On February 11, 2021, 1 person (Veli Yıldız) is detained in a house raid in Pülümür district of Tunceli.

(02/154) Former HDP Co-Chair on Trial…

The final trial of the case against former HDP co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ, on the grounds of ‘insulting the President’ in her declaration about arrest of journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, is held at Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 10 on February 11, 2021.

Figen Yüksekdağ joined the trial from prison via sound and vision system. The court acquitted Figen Yüksekdağ.

(02/155) Co-Mayor on Trial in Diyarbakır…

The trial of the case against İbrahim Çiçek, co-mayor of Yenişehir district, is held at Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 8 on February 11, 2021. İbrahim Çiçek was elected as HDP co-mayor of Yenişehir district of Diyarbakır but his certificate was not approved on the grounds that he was dismissed from his job by a state of emergency decree.

The indictment demands sentence for İbrahim Çiçek on the charge of ‘being an organisation member’.

İbrahim Çiçek joined the trial from prison via sound and vision system. After defence hearings the court decided to terminate the proceedings on the grounds of opposition to adjudicatory procedures and to the Law on Criminal Procedure, for another case which resulted in non-prosecution was consolidated with this case; and released İbrahim Çiçek.

İbrahim Çiçek was detained and arrested on August 14, 2020.

(02/156) ESP and SGDF Members on Trial in Istanbul…

The trial of the case against İlke Başak Baydar, Ezgi Bedel and Özgür Bedel, members of Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) and Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF), is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 22 on February 11, 2021.

After defence hearings the court released İlke Başak Baydar, Ezgi Bedel and Özgür Bedel, and adjourned the trial.

(02/157) ESP and SGDF Members on Trial in Istanbul…

The trial of the case against Zekeriya Aykut Kamap and Alper Kaba, members of Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) and Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF), is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 22 on February 11, 2021.

After defence hearings the court released Zekeriya Aykut Kamap and Alper Kaba, and adjourned the trial.

(02/158) ESP Member on Trial in Istanbul…

The trial of the case against ESP member Volkan Uyar is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 26 on February 11, 2021.

The court released Volkan Uyar and adjourned the trial.

(02/159) Journalist on Trial in Izmir…

The trial of the case against Jinnews Agency reporter Melike Aydın, for her news reports, is held at Izmir Heavy Penal Court No 2 on February 11, 2021.

The court adjourned the trial to June 8, 2021.

Melike Aydın was detained on November 12, 2019 and was arrested by the court on November 16, 2019. Melike Aydın was released upon her lawyers’ appeal on January 30, 2020.

(02/160) Journalist on Trial in Aydın…

The trial of the case against Özer Akdemir, Evrensel newspaper’s Izmir correspondent and İlyas Tekin, a worker, is held at Çine Penal Court of First Instance on February 11, 2021. The case was opened for a photograph published on the newspaper, depicting the working conditions in a mining plant in Çine district of Aydın.

The indictment demands sentence for 2 people on the charge of ‘illegally obtaining and disseminating data’.

After defence hearings the court adjourned the trial to March 25, 2021.

(02/161) Journalist on Trial in Van…

The trial of the case against journalist Arif Aslan is held at Van Heavy Penal Court No 5 on February 11, 2021.

The indictment demands sentence for Arif Aslan on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’.

After defence hearings the court adjourned the trial to March 4, 2021.

(02/162) Journalists on Trial in Istanbul…

The trial of the case against 4 people including Etkin News Agency editor Semiha Şahin and reporter Pınar Gayıp, on Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 23 is held on February 11, 2021.

The indictment demands sentence for 4 people on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’. The court adjourned the trial to April 15, 2021.

(02/163) Journalist on Trial in Nagehan Alçı…

The trial of the case against journalist Nagehan Alçı, upon criminal complaint of Hakkı Yalçınkaya, judge of Istanbul Penal Court of First Instance No 37, is held at Istanbul Penal Court of First Instance No 2 on February 11, 2021.

The indictment demands sentence from 1 year and 2 months up to 2 years and 4 months for Nagehan Alçı on the charge of ‘publicly degrading a public officer’.

After defence hearings the court adjourned the trial.

(02/164) Academician on Trial for ‘Insulting the President’ in Ankara…

It is learned from the news coverage of February 11, 2021 that, 1 year 5 months and 15 days of sentence ruled by Ankara Penal Court of First Instance No 20 to academician Cenk Yiğiter, on the grounds of ‘insulting the President in social media posts’, is approved by Penal Department No 4 of Ankara Regional Court.

(02/165) Ban of Access to Web Contents…

It is learned that the news report about Boğaziçi University Women+ Solidarity, published on https://www.birgun.net/ is banned to access on the grounds of violation of personal rights by Istanbul Penal Court of Peace No 5 on February 11, 2021.

It is learned that the news reports about Kocaeli University rector’s son who was appointed to the Coordinating Office of Public Diplomacy of the Presidency, published on https://www.birgun.net/, https://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr, https://www.milligazete.com.tr are banned to access on the grounds of violation of personal rights by Kocaeli Penal Court of Peace No 1 on February 11, 2021.

It is learned that 6 news reports about the tenders won by President Erdoğan’s son Bilal Erdoğan’s father-in-law and a friend, published on https://www.birgun.net/, https://halktv.com.tr, https://artigercek.com, https://sol.org.tr, are banned to access on the grounds of violation of personal rights by Istanbul Penal Court of Peace No 5 on February 10, 2021.

(02/166) Covid-19 Pandemic…

The Ministry of Health declared that 94 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and 660 new Covid-19 ill patients were diagnosed on February 11, 2021. It is also declared that the daily number of Covid-19 case is 7,590.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 27,187 and total number of confirmed ill patients is 2,564,427 as of February 11, 2021.

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[5] Daily Human Rights Reports are prepared on the information gathered by the Documentation Center from its own network and the following dailies and internet portals: Vatan, Milliyet, Hürriyet, Habertürk, Evrensel, Birgün, Cumhuriyet, Fırat Haber Ajansı, Jinnews, ETHA, Mezopotamya Ajansı, Yurt, Yeni Yaşam, NTV, Yeni Asya, Bianet, Halkinsesi.tv, Cnnturk, Tr724, İleri Haber, Siyasi Haber, Alınteri, Kızılbayrak, Sendika.org, Yüksekova Haber, T24, Diken, Gazete Karınca, Gazete Duvar. Haber Sol, El Cezire, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Reuters, AFP.