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12 June 2020 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

12 June 2020 Daily Human Rights Report

(06/146) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned from the news coverage of June 11, 2020 that, 3 militants died in a clash between security forces and HPG militants in rural areas of Siirt.

(06/147) Armed Assault to a Journalist in Batman…

Hayrettin Önen, a local journalist in Batman got wounded due to an armoured assault on June 11, 2020. It is learned that 2 people were detained in relation to assault.

(06/148) Person Subjected to Physical Violence of Watchmen in Istanbul…

It is learned from the news coverage of June 11, 2020 that, a foreign national person was subjected to physical violence of the watchmen in Beyoğlu district of Istanbul.

It is reported that the person whose name is not known so far, made an official complaint against the watchmen and 2 watchmen is suspended by Istanbul Security Directorate and an official investigation is initiated against them.

(06/149) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

It is claimed in the news coverage of June 11, 2020 that, Mevlüt Öztaş, a prisoner with cancer in Ankara Sincan L Type Prison No 3, had his chemotherapy in handcuffs at Ankara Dışkapı Hospital.

(06/150) Police Intervention Against “I Want My Job Back” Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declarations of public labourers who had been dismissed by a state of emergency decree and have been struggling 1311 days to regain their jobs, in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on June 11, 2020 at 13.30 and forced people away from the monument by using physical violence.

The police intervened the press declaration at 18.00 on June 11, 2020 and detained 1 person (Melek Çetinkaya).

(06/151) Police Intervention to a Protest in Düzce…

On June 11, 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 Düzce Governorate and detained her. Alev Şahin was released on the same day.

(06/152) Police Intervention to a Protest in Hatay…

The police intervened the press declaration at Abdullah Cömert Park in Samandağ district of Hatay on June 11, 2020, about Edibe Özçelik who had a heart attack when her house was raided by the police in Samandağ district of Hatay and who died on January 20, 2020; and detained 3 people (Ümit Özçelik, Filiz Özçelik and 1 more person) by using physical violence. Detained people were released on the same day.

(06/153) Police Intervention to a Protest in Istanbul…

The police intervened the press declaration in Üsküdar district of Istanbul on June 11, 2020, organized by workers who have been dismissed without being paid from a mall construction in Sakarya, and detained 8 people including Cemal Bilgin, chair of Worker’s Own Party (IKEP).

(06/154) Detained Journalists in Ankara…

Tele 1 TV channel Ankara correspondent İsmail Dükel, Oda TV Ankara news director Müyesser Yıldız, and sergeant E. B. who were detained through the investigation on the grounds of ‘military espionage’, on June 8, 2020 in Ankara, are referred to the court on June 11, 2020. The court arrested Müyesser Yıldız and E. B. on the charge of ‘disclosure of information relating to the security of the state’ according to Article 329 of Turkish Penal Code, and released İsmail Dükel on judicial control conditions.

(06/155) Detained Executives and Members of Association in Diyarbakır…

Abdulmenaf Kur, former executive of Association of Families of Prisoners (TUAY-DER) who was among 7 people who were detained in Diyarbakır on June 8, 2020 and following days is arrested on June 11, 2020. 6 people are released on judicial control conditions. 22 people are detained in total through this investigation and 3 people (TUAY-DER co-chair Mehmet Emin Güzel, executive Şafi Hayme and member Müşeher Ülker) were arrested previously while 4 people were released on judicial control conditions. It is learned that 8 people are still under custody.

(06/156) Detained Association Member in Diyarbakır…

Hanım Altındağ, member of Solidarity Association of Families of Disappeared People in the Cradle of Civilization (MEBYA-DER) who was detained in Diyarbakır is released by the court on judicial control conditions on June 11, 2020.

(06/157) Detained HDP Members in Batman…

Hasan Şakar and Şefika Çetin, co-chairs of Peoples’ Democratic Party in Beşiri district of Batman, are detained after the police raid to district office of HDP on June 11, 2020.

(06/158) Detained People in Urfa…

2 people (Mehmet Tavas and Kıymet Tavas) who were detained on June 9, 2020 in Suruç district of Urfa, are arrested by the court on the charge of ‘being an illegal organisation member’ on June 11, 2020.

(06/159) Investigation Against Conscientious Objector for Social Media Posts…

It is learned from the news coverage of June 11, 2020 that, an investigation by Artvin Public Prosecutor’s Office is initiated against conscientious objector Şendoğan Yazıcı, on the grounds of ‘alienating the public from military service by social media posts’. It is reported that Şendoğan Yazıcı gave his official statement to Hopa District Security Directorate on June 11, 2020.

(06/160) Person on Trial for Social Media Posts…

It is learned that the indictment of Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office against Oktay Yaşar, owner of social media account “Ankara Kuşu”, is declined by Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 17 on the grounds of rejection of venue, and is sent to Kocaeli Heavy Penal Court No 5. Oktay Yaşar was detained in Ankara on April 2, 2020 through “Fethullahist Terrorist Organisation / Parallel State Structure Investigations” and was arrested on April 3, 2020.

(06/161) Person on Trial for Social Media Posts…

It is learned that the indictment of Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office against Mesut Aydın, owner of social media account “Türkiye Gerçekleri”, is declined by Ankara Heavy Penal Court No 22 on the grounds of rejection of venue, and is sent to Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 32. Mesut Aydın was detained in Ankara on April 2, 2020 through “Fethullahist Terrorist Organisation / Parallel State Structure Investigations” and was arrested on April 3, 2020.

(06/162) Police Raid to a Political Party Office in Batman…

On June 11, 2020 HDP office in Beşiri district of Batman is raided and searched by the police on the grounds of a report.

(06/163) Ban of Event in Istanbul…

It is learned from the news coverage of June 11, 2020 that “Resistance Days from June 15-16 to Gezi” event of Foundation for Science, Education, Aesthetics, Culture and Arts Research (BEKSAV) was banned by Kadıköy Sub-Governorate.

(06/164) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On June 11, 2020, 25 people are detained in operations covering 8 cities through a Balıkesir based investigation.

(06/165) Trials in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

The final trial of the case against Metin Topuz, U.S. Consulate General Istanbul employee Metin Topuz is held at Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No 14 on June 11, 2020. The court sentenced the defendant to 8 years and 9 months for ‘being an illegal organisation member’ and decided to continue detention.

(06/166) Covid-19 Pandemic…

Ministry of Health declared that 17 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and 987 new Covid-19 cases were diagnosed on June 11, 2020.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 4,763 and total number of confirmed cases is 174,023 as of June 11, 2020.

 

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