13 August 2020 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

13 August 2020 Daily Human Rights Report

(08/084) Operations and Attacks in Southeast…

It is learned that 1 village guard (Mehmet Ali Taş) who got wounded in a clash within “Claw-Tiger” operation in Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government on August 5, 2020, died in hospital on August 12, 2020.

(08/085) Trans Women Subjected to Assault in Antalya…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 12, 2020 that, a group of trans women were subjected to physical assault of an anonymous group in Teomanpaşa Street of Muratpaşa district of Antalya.

(08/086) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…

Med Federation of Legal and Solidarity Associations of Prisoners’ Families (MED TUHAD-FED), Diyarbakır Solidarity Association of Prisoners’ Families (TUAY-DER) and Association of Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD) shared their report on interviews with prisoners in Elazığ High Security Prison No 2, on August 12, 2020. According to the report, 2 prisoners (Ümran Cengiz and Burhan Renkli) were subjected to physical violence of the wardens on August 5, 2020; and they were put in solitary cells although they were injured. It is also stated in the report that prisoners were subjected to arbitrary disciplinary penalties, and they were prevented from receiving packages from outside, on the grounds of ‘no room in prison for them’.

(08/087) Police Intervention to a Protest in Ankara…

The police intervened the press declaration of Ankara Women’s Platform the protest the attempt to withdrawal of the government from Istanbul Convention, on August 12, 2020 in Ankara. 33 people including journalist Eylem Akdağ and lawyers are detained by the police using physical violence. Detained people are: Eylem Akdağ, Sevinç Hocaoğulları, Nebiye Merttürk, Buse Üçer, Aysun Gençtanır, Zeynep Tan, Aylin Kalp, Kardelen Demir, Emel Vural, Yağmur Alaz Gülveren, Gülçin Polat, Sena Bademli, Arzu Kurt, Sude Sivri, Gülbahar Gündüz, Beste Uymaz, Tuğba Koçer, Serap Kaplan, Meziyet Yıldız, Deniz Akıl, Sibel Göktaş, Zelalsu Değirmenci, Fatma Kılıçarslan. Detained people are released after statement procedures on the same day.

(08/088) 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 1372 days to regain their jobs, in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on August 12, 2020 at 13.30 and 18.00 and forced people away from the monument by using physical violence.

(08/089) Ban of Access to News Reports…

A news report on Artı Gerçek website published on July 27, 2020 is banned to access by Batman Penal Court of Peace No 1 on August 11, 2020.

News reports on purchase of a property of Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) by a school fellow of Bilal Erdoğan, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son; which were published on August 6, 2020 on,,,, and websites are banned to access by Istanbul Anadolu Penal Court of Peace No 3 on August 11, 2020.

(08/090) Labour Killings…

Worker Health and Worker Safety Council (ISIG) revealed that at least 164 workers including 7 children and 3 women died while working in July 2020. It is stated in the report that 1098 workers died in labour killings the first 7 months of 2020.

(08/091) Covid-19 Pandemic…

Ministry of Health declared that 18 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and 1.212 new Covid-19 cases were diagnosed on August 12, 2020.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 5,891 and total number of confirmed cases is 244.392 as of August 12, 2020.

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