20 – 22 November 2021 Daily Human Rights Report
(11/218) Operations and Attacks…
It is learned from the news coverage of November 21, 2021 that, 2 HPG militants died in an air operation of Turkish Armed Forces to the rural areas of Şırnak on October 15, 2021.
(11/219) Children Subjected to Torture and Ill-Treatment in Yalova…
It is learned from the news coverage of November 20, 2021 that, the police opened fire on a car on the grounds of ‘disobeying stop warning’ in Yalova on November 16, 2021 and that 3 children in the car were subjected to torture and ill-treatment and were detained.
It is also learned that 1 child got wounded due to torture and ill-treatment. Yalova Governorate’s Office declared that administrative and judicial investigations were initiated against the police officers in charge.
It is learned that the child who got wounded at the head stated the following: “They said ‘get on the ground’ and I immediately went down on the ground. One of the officers hit my head with a gunstock. I could not move at that moment but my head was bleeding. I checked on my friends and saw that the police officers were beating them with punches and kicks. Although I said ‘Please do not beat us, we are just 16-17 years old’ they continued to beat and insult. I said my head was bleeding and I needed an ambulance but it did not come. They put us in a police car and took to the station (…) When my family stated that they were file a criminal complaint, the police chief wanted my mother to withdraw her complaint. Then he said ‘What this girl is doing outside with two boys? Cannot you control your daughter? Is she unattended?’. They made me wait at the station instead of taking me to a hospital for my bleeding head.”
(11/220) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Diyarbakır…
It is learned from the news coverage of November 20, 2021 that, a person whose name is unknown, was forced to get down on the ground by the police and was handcuffed behind his back; and then was subjected to torture and ill-treatment. It is learned from the video recordings that are covered by the press that, a person who is reported to be an undercover police officer kicked this person while he was on the ground; and that this person’s mother who tried to intervene was also subjected to physical violence of the police.
It is learned that this person was detained and then was arrested by the court on the grounds of ‘resisting police’.
(11/221) Torture and Ill-Treatment in Prison…
It is learned from the news coverage of November 20, 2021 that, social and cultural rights of the prisoners are prevented in Adana F Type Prison; and personal belongings of the prisoners such as books, magazines and radios are seized during ward searches.
It is learned from the news coverage of November 21, 2021 that, the petitions of prisoners who were subjected to torture and ill-treatment in Urfa T Type Prison No 2, were not put into process; and prisoners were being threatened by correction officers saying “We will destroy you. You cannot stay together anymore; you all are terrorists” during ward searches.
It is learned from the news coverage of November 21, 2021 that, in Istanbul Silivri L Type Prison No 2, the wards were searched at nights and prisoners were subjected to physical violence, and their personal belongings were seized during searches, and their social and cultural rights were prevented.
(11/222) Prevention of Right to Health in Prison…
It is learned from the news coverage of November 20, 2021 that, 3 ill prisoners (Cebrail Vural, Hüsnü Aşkan and Ömer Yaman) in Tokat T Type Prison were not receiving medical treatment.
It is learned from the news coverage of November 20, 2021 that, prisoners in Adana F Type Prison who reject in-mouth search were not referred to hospitals.
(11/223) Meeting Request with Abdullah Öcalan Not Responded…
It is learned that the appeal made on November 19, 2021 to chief public prosecutor’s office in Bursa by PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s lawyers, family and tutelary in order to visit him was not responded.
(11/224) Detained Journalist and Other Person in Urfa…
Mezopotamya News Agency reporter Emrullah Acar is detained in Urfa through a Malatya based investigation on November 19, 2021. Emrullah Acar is taken to Malatya on the same day. It is learned from the news coverage of November 21, 2021 that a confidentiality order was imposed regarding the investigation.
It is reported that 1 person (Hivda Sarılmaz) is detained through the investigation in Bingöl.
(11/225) Detained People in Şırnak…
2 of 35 people who were detained in Şırnak on November 17, 2021, are arrested by the court on the charge of ‘financially supporting an illegal organisation’ on November 19, 2021; and 1 person is released on judicial control conditions. It is learned that 32 people are still under custody.
(11/226) DBP Executive on Trial for ‘Insulting the President’ in Mardin…
The final trial of the case against Nazım Kök, Party Assembly member of Democratic Regions Party (DBP), on the grounds of ‘insulting the President’ is held on Mardin Nusaybin Penal Court of First Instance No 1 on November 19, 2021. The court sentenced Nazım Kök to 11 months and 20 days.
(11/227) Covid-19 Pandemic…
The Ministry of Health declared that 218 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 23,810 as of November 19, 2021.
The Ministry of Health declared that 201 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 23,347 as of November 20, 2021.
The Ministry of Health declared that 195 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 21,177 as of November 21, 2021.
The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 75,042 and total number of confirmed ill patients is 8,571,554 as of November 21, 2021.
The reports on the human rights violations of the Documentation Center are claims unless they are certified. The claim of violation either is certified through thoroughly investigations of HRFT Documentation Center, including by judicial verdicts, and becomes a definite data or it is not included to the annual report.
 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.