23 April 2020 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

23 April 2020 Daily Human Rights Report

(04/161) 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 1261 days to regain their jobs, in front of Human Rights Monument in Yüksel Street on April 22, 2020 at 13.30 and at 18.00, and forced people away from the monument by using physical violence.

(04/162) Police Intervention to a Protest in Düzce…

On April 22, 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. It is learned that Alev Şahin has a bruise on her left knee due to violence. Alev Şahin was released on the same day.

(04/163) Arrested Person in Diyarbakır…

A person named R. Y. who was detained in Hani district of Diyarbakır on April 22, 2020, is arrested by the court on the charges of ‘being an illegal organisation member’ and ‘making propaganda for an illegal organisation’, on the same day.

(04/164) Covid-19 Pandemic…

Ministry of Health declared that 117 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and 3,083 new Covid-19 cases were diagnosed on April 22, 2020.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 2,376 and total number of confirmed cases is 98,674 as of April 22, 2020.

It is learned from the news coverage of April 22, 2020 that, a prisoner in Tekirdağ T Type Prison No 2 tested positive for Covid-19.

It is learned from the declaration of Turkish Medical Association on April 22, 2020 that, 24 health workers including 14 physicians died from Covid-19 between April 1 and 22, 2020.

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