20 August 2015 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

20 August 2015 Daily Human Rights Report

(08/116) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

8 soldiers died a when a bomb exploded during the passage of an armoured vehicle on 19 August 2015 in Pervari district of Siirt. A number of soldiers were reportedly wounded during the attack.

2 militants died and 2 soldiers were wounded during an armed clash that broke out on 19 August 2015 in the rural areas of Kömür town of Adıyaman.

(08/117) Extra-judicial Execution(s) in Diyarbakır…

According to the information gathered after the operation conducted by military troops and special forces in Silvan district of Diyarbakır following the curfew decision on 18 August 2015, 3 persons died during the attacks and armed clashes.

Serhat Bilen was allegedly shot to death by a sniper when he was on the roof of his house.

Hanife Durak (80) reportedly died for having heart attack after a hand grenade exploded in front of his house. Veysi Toraman (60) also had heart attack and died during the operations.

6 persons were also wounded during the attacks and armed clashes. 10 houses, 15 shops and 15 vehicles were damaged during the incidents.

(08/118) Armed Attack in İstanbul…

Porters’ lodge at the entrance of Dolmabahçe Palace was organised an armed attack on 19 August 2015 in Beşiktaş district of İstanbul. A police officer was wounded during the attack. Ayberk Demirdöğen and Güven Usta were detained during the operations conducted following the attack.

The attack allegedly organised in the name of DHKP-C (Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party – Front).

(08/119) Torture and Ill-treatment in Custody in Diyarbakır…

Co-Mayors in Sur district Fatma Şık Barut and Democratic Regions Party Co-Chair for Sur district Ali Rıza Çiçekli who were detained during the operations conducted on 19 August 2015 in Sur and Silvan districts of Diyarbakır following the declarations of self-governance were reportedly subjected to torture while being detained.

(08/120) Death in Prison…

Brazilian arrestee Natalia Borebo (20) who was detained on 20 July 2015 at Atatürk Airport in İstanbul for possessing cocaine reportedly committed suicide on 15 August 2015 by hanging herself in her cell in Bakırköy Women’s Prison.

(08/121) Protest Prevented in İzmir…

The police prevented the members of Revolutionary Students Union (Devrimci Öğrenci Birliği – DÖB) when they wanted to open a placard on 19 August 2015 in front of İzmir Governorate to protest in the recent operations and human rights violations. DÖB members Lütfiye Burcu Kara and Cansu Göksün were detained during the intervention.

The police also prevented members of Struggle Unity (Mücadele Birliği) when they wanted to open a placard after a while at the same place saying “Turkish public will not be liberated until the oppressed people are liberated (Ezilen halklar özgürleşmeden Türk halkı özgürleşemez)”. The police detained 9 persons.

(08/122) Raids in İstanbul and Mersin…

Anti-Terror branch conducted raids on 20 August 2015 in İstanbul and Mersin “DHKP-C (Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party – Front) Investigation”. The police raided houses in İstanbul and a camp in Kazanlı quarter of Akdeniz district in Mersin. 39 members of Peoples’ Front (Halk Cephesi) were detained during the operations.