25 August 2020 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

25 August 2020 Daily Human Rights Report

(08/172) Person Died Due to Armed Assault in Şırnak…

It is learned that a person named Hasan Gün, died due to an armed assault of anonymous persons in rural areas of Koçaklı village in Kumçatı town of Şırnak on August 24, 2020.

It is reported that Hasan Gün’s body is taken to Şırnak Public Hospital for autopsy.

(08/173) Person Subjected to Physical Violence of Watchmen and Police in Diyarbakır…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 24, 2020 that a person in Bağlar district of Diyarbakır whose name is unknown, was subjected to physical violence of watchmen and police. It is stated in the news reports that watchmen wanted to detain this person and made him lay down on his face, kneeling on his neck and the police kicked him at his face.

It is reported that the police intervened the people gathering around to react against the violence of watchmen and police; and detained 4 people along with this person.

(08/174) Detained People in Istanbul…

On August 24, 2020, the police used physical violence to detain 10 people who were on watch following the press declaration of Solidarity for Justice platform in front of Bakırköy Sadi Konuk Hospital where lawyer Ebru Timtik is kept. Lawyer Ebru Timtik is on death fast for 234 days to demand a fair trial. Names of detained people learned so far are: Neslihan Albayrak, Feridun Osmanağaoğlu, Aslı Kılıç, Baran Gündoğdu, Eren Kaya, Aren Avjin, Yıldırım Deniz.


It is learned that benches in front of the hospital which were also used by those on watch, were removed with a caterpillar.

(08/175) Detained Journalist in Kocaeli…

Erkan Akkuş, former news editor and news anchor of Bugün TV channel who was detained in Izmit district of Kocaeli, and then was taken to Istanbul on August 22, 2020, is arrested by the court on August 24, 2020.

(08/176) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On August 24, 2020, 22 people are detained through an Ankara based investigation against former students of Military Academy.

35 of 54 people who were detained through an Istanbul based investigation are arrested by the court on August 24, 2020. 19 people are released on judicial control conditions.

(08/177) Ban of Access to Web Contents…

It is learned that a social media post about President of Religious Affairs, shared by Veli Ağbaba, deputy chair and Malatya MP of Republican People’s Party (CHP) is banned to access by Ankara Penal Court of Peace No 4 on August 17, 2020.

(08/178) Covid-19 Pandemic…

Ministry of Health declared that 18 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and 1,443 new Covid-19 cases were diagnosed on August 24, 2020.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 6,139 and total number of confirmed cases is 259,692 as of August 24, 2020.

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